Development on an Assassin’s Creed TV Show for Netflix
Ubisoft’s first film adaptation of their popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed failed at the box office, but that hasn’t stopped them from taking another chance at making a live-action adaptation. This time, it looks like the company wants to adapt this for television…
We can’t ignore the fact that last year’s Assassin’s Creed film was a huge flop. After earning $240 million worldwide with a production budget of $125 million, fans and critics saw this as another failed attempt at translating a good video game into a movie. It boasted a great cast, but the film just didn’t deliver, resulting in a huge loss of profit for the film. However, Ubisoft still believes that the franchise has a bright future in film.
At an AMA on Reddit, Assassin’s Creed Head of Content Ymar Azaiza spoke about the company’s interest in producing a TV series taking place in the world of Assassins and Templars. “We will take our time to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of”, Azaiza explained. Just last year, it was Yves Guillemot, who was head of Ubisoft saying that they were negotiating with Netflix on making a TV series. It’s possible that they could be talking about Assassin’s Creed, but no official announcement has been made public about this.
What do you guys think? Should Assassin’s Creed get a second chance at life as a television series? Or should films be the way to go?
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