Netflix is making a film based on Ubisoft's 'Beyond Good & Evil'

Lawrence Kim
August 1, 2020

It already has a few names attached to it, though, including Rob Letterman (Detective Pikachu's director) who'll head up what's apparently going to be a hybrid live-action/animated flick.

Netflix is working on a feature film adaptation of Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil, the streaming platform has revealed on Twitter.

Originally released in November 2003, Beyond Good & Evil was set in the 25th century on a remote mining planet now under alien attack, while the military rulers that were sworn to defend the population are possibly in bed with the invaders, and photojournalist Jade must partner up with an underground resistance movement to reveal the conspiracy and save the planet. The military rulers that promised to defend the population may be in league with the invaders.

Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin are producing for Ubisoft Film & Television.

No writers are now attached, so it may be a while before it gets off the ground, but like Letterman's previous directorial ventures, Beyond Good & Evil will be a hybrid live-action/animated feature. The original game performed pretty poorly when it was released in 2003, but over the years it has developed a small and vocal fanbase. 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's directing credits also include Gulliver's Travels and 2015's Goosebumps, both with Jack Black. Pikachu, which starred Ryan Reynolds, grossed $433 million worldwide.

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

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