Netflix and the French video game publisher Ubisoft will reject the very popular “Assassin’s Creed” saga in several series, both in live action and in animation, said the groups in a press release.
“The first series in development will be a spectacular live-action adaptation that shakes up the conventions of the genre. The production is currently looking for a showrunner, ”the statement said. Ubisoft Film & Television director Jason Altman will serve as executive producer alongside TV development director Danielle Kreinik. “We’re excited to partner with Ubisoft to bring to screen the complex and rich intrigues that make Assassin’s Creed specialty,” said Peter Friedlander, vice president of the original series at Netflix.
Since the first game was launched in 2007, over 155 million copies of the game from the Assassin’s Creed saga have been sold. That makes this franchise one of the best-selling video games in history. The saga was adapted for both comics and cinema in 2016 and illustrates Ubisoft’s strategy of transferring its games to other media. Almost ten films and series based on his games are planned for the coming years, including “Les rabins crétins” and “Just dance”. (Belga / Belga)