The Assassin’s Creed franchise has had a lot of ups over the years, and a lot of downs as well. For example, when the first game was revealed at E3, it wasn’t like anything we’ve seen before, and when we got to play it, it was even better. The sequel kept things fun and fresh and Brotherhood added fun multiplayer elements to the game and kept the series going. But when III came around, things started to unwind, and while there were fun titles like Black Flag, it just wasn’t the same. And then, there was the live-action movie…
Yeah, you forgot that existed, didn’t you? Well, it happened and starred Michael Fassbender at his peak of Magneto fame. Despite it trying to adapt to the legendary video game franchise it just didn’t click. But now, Netflix has announced that they’re wanting to try their hand at it. Yep, they’re making a live-action Assassin’s Creed series!
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— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
According to them, they’re going to be teaming with Ubisoft and even having Ubisoft Film & Televisionâ€™s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers to try and make the jump from the games to the screen. They’re promising a “genre-bending” experience, which could mean a lot of things if you think about it.
In fact, they even mention in their press release that they’re looking to potentially make more than just a live-action series, but animation and maybe even an anime series. Though this could just be their bucket list goals.
While it’s a bit up in the air how this could turn out, you do have to acknowledge that Netflix does have a good record with these adaptations. The Witcher was surprisingly good, and the Castlevania animated series is a big hit with fans.
Could the legendary assassin franchise be next on the list? We’ll find out as it gets made.