Today, Netflix announced formally they’ll be teaming up with Ubisoft Film & Television to develop a live-action series for the streaming service based on the popular and long running video game franchise. They are now currently seeking a showrunner and a cast will likely be assembled once that search is over.
The latest installment of the video game titled Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will explore the era of the Vikings.
A feature film starring Michael Fassbender was released back in 2016 by 20th Century Fox which flopped at the box office earning $240.7 million globally on a budget of $125 million.
ASSASSIN’S CREED – Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.
Ubisoft had also been developing a feature film based on their pandemic video game IP The Division at Netflix from director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, John Wick) with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain attached to star. However, there hasn’t been any concrete updates in ages.
Assassin’s Creed seemingly would fit alongside other live-action series connected to video games such as their upcoming Resident Evil series and The Witcher (fantasy novels turned into popular video games) series which is heading into Season 2.