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.