Assassin’s Creed didn’t fare all that well at the box office, with critics, or with fans when it came out last year, but that doesn’t mean that the franchise itself is unadaptable. Producer Adi Shankar – who produced Netflix’s upcoming Castlevania anime adaptation – has just revealed that he’s got the greenlight to get an Assassin’s Creed anime off the ground.
Speaking to his fans on his Facebook page, Shankar officially revealed that he’d be taking charge of an anime version of Assassin’s Creed:
“I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream. 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 story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong.”
This actually isn’t the first time that a television adaptation of the series has been mentioned, as it was previously discussed as being on-the-cards by Ubisoft’s Azaïzia Aymar. Animated adaptations of video games seem to have a lot better luck than movies do, so there’s a chance that this new adaptation will have a better shot at getting it right this time.
5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe
World building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.
Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.
Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!