Adi Shankar And Ubisoft Creating ASSASSIN’S CREED Anime TV Series
Netflix’s “Castlevania” showrunner Adi Shankar is turning Assassin’s Creed into an anime series.
After getting tons of recognition for his R-rated short film take on the Power Rangers, the talented filmmaker is working with Ubisoft to bring Assassin’s Creed to the small screen in anime format, but no premiere date or network has been revealed yet. Netflix, however, is a prime candidate. Not only does Shankar have a working relationship with the streaming service, but Reuters previously reported that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in 2016 the French video game company was in talks with Netflix to partner on a series.
Shankar is clearly excited about this opportunity. In his Facebook post, he mentions playing the original game when he first moved to LA, before adding ‘At that moment, I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day, Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original anime story set in it as an anime series’, Ubisoft itself is yet to comment on this announcement, to clarify it’s level of involvement. But it is clear, from Shankar’s post that Ubisoft gave its blessing on the project.
The animated TV series from Shankar follows New Regency and 20th Century Fox’s disappointing big-budget feature adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender, which bombed with critics and failed to become a hit at the box office in 2016. The action movie scored a dismal 18 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and only grossed $54.6 million domestically. Ubisoft launched Assassin’s Creed in 2007, and it has since become one of the highest-selling video game franchises of all time.
He also shared his feelings on the project, ‘If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life, they are wrong’.
Castlevania the animated series will release July 7 on Netflix.
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