Netflix continues its post-The Witcher video game adaptations.
It was announced that the live-action series" Assassin's Creed " is currently in development on Netflix. The series is part of an agreement between Netflix and Ubisoft, related to content development. The deal includes live-action, animation and anime series. The search for a series director is currently underway for the first series, which will be executive produced by Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik of Ubisoft Film & Television.
"For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped make the "Assassin's Creed" brand an iconic franchise, " said Altman, president of Ubisoft Film & Television. And added: "We are excited to create an "Assassin's Creed" series with Netflix and look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin's Creed universe."
The game “Assassin's Creed" was first released in 2007 and has been a hit to date, selling more than 155 million copies, releasing several games. Open-air games depicted the battle between assassins and rival secret orders of the Templars through different periods of the past. Characters use advanced machines to find powerful artifacts called Pieces of Eden to gain access to the Assassins' genetic memories.
If the project goes ahead, it will be the first live-action and TV version after the 2016 motion picture “Assassin's Creed.” The film adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender in the title role, grossed over $ 240 million worldwide against a reported budget of $ 125 million. The series is also not the first project Ubisoft will make and announce in partnership with Netflix. In July, it was announced that the companies were preparing the "Splinter Cell" anime series, which came from "John Wick" writer Derek Kolstad.