A film adaptation of Beyond good and evil, Ubisoft’s cult-classic 2003 adventure, has been in the works at Netflix since Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman, a representative from Ubisoft confirmed to Polygon.
“We are excited to be working with Netflix on the Beyond Good & Evil feature film and look forward to sharing more in the future,” Ubisoft said in a statement.
The news, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, comes only a day after information about a Splinter Cell animated series also hits Netflix.
The film will be a “hybrid action / animation feature film,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, similar to Detective Pikachu. It will be produced by Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin of Ubisoft Film & Television, the French publisher’s in-house division for large and small screen projects. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the project is “in the early stages of development,” saying Letterman and the producers are currently looking for a writer to adapt the video game – though it’s currently unclear how close the film is to the movie. plot of the game.
Beyond good and evil debuted in late 2003 on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows PC and Xbox. Set over 400 years into the future, the story follows a photojournalist named Jade in her attempt to expose an alien conspiracy. Despite being a commercial failure, the game has grown into a cult classic over the years. In 2017, Ubisoft announced a prequel named Beyond good and evil 2, but the publisher hasn’t talked about it much since E3 2018.