‘Beyond Good & Evil’ Movie At Works At Netflix With Director Rob Letterman

Lawrence Kim
August 1, 2020

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the developer will be working with Netflix on a Beyond Good & Evil movie that combines live-action and animation. The military rulers that promised to defend the population may be in league with the invaders.

Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin will produce for Ubisoft Film & Television, which is behind Apple TV+'s series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and a film adaptation of Rabbids set up at Lionsgate.

The original game was released in 2003 and was widely considered a failure at the time of release, with plans for a trilogy ultimately abandoned.

No writers are now attached to the project, with Letterman and the streaming platform now searching for the creative talent to bring the cult game to life, but sources report the film will be a hybrid live-action/animated feature, nothing new for the 49-year-old filmmaker as he used a similar approach to bring the Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith-starring mystery adventure to life. Eventually, Ubisoft began developing a prequel game, Beyond Good and Evil 2, which was announced at E3 2017 but has yet to see the light of day.

Letterman got his start in animation and visual effects, making his feature debut co-directing DreamWorks Animation's Shark Tale and then co-helming the company's Monsters vs. Aliens.

Letterman's directing credits also include Gulliver's Travels and 2015's Goosebumps, both with Jack Black.

Letterman is repped by UTA and attorney Eric Sherman at Ziffren Brittenham.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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