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

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

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

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

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. Meanwhile, Ubisoft Film & Television's Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin will serve as producers.

The game was launched in 2003 to decidedly mixed results. It was a nominee for game of the year even as it was a failure when it was released, and a hoped-for trilogy never materialized. However, it managed to garner a cult following in the years since and after years of clamoring, Ubisoft finally announced that a prequel game was in development back in 2017.

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.