Beyond Good & Evil is getting a film adaptation on Netflix
Ubisoft’s cult classic action-adventure game Beyond Good & Evil is coming to Netflix. The film’s director is Rob Letterman, who was responsible for Detective Pikachu.
The Hollywood Reporter – which broke the news – reports that it is a “hybrid live-action/animated feature.” That makes sense since Letterman’s Detective Pikachu was also a hybrid production.
Right now, the film is in its early stages and currently lacks a script. Producers Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin are searching for a writer. It’s not clear at this point how closely they plan to stick to the game’s plot.
☠️☠️☠️ Some good news for Beyond Good & Evil fans ☠️☠️☠️— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 31, 2020
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Beyond Good & Evil was released on PS2, Xbox, and GameCube back in 2003. Rayman creator Michel Ancel directed the game and envisioned a trilogy. The game received positive reviews but proved to be a commercial failure.
However, the original game still has a cult following. As a result, Ubisoft first revealed Beyond Good and Evil 2 way back in 2008. By 2016, the game was confirmed to be in pre-production. As of July 2020, Ubisoft said that “development is well underway.”
The original Beyond Good & Evil is $7.99 with Humble Choice.