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

‘Beyond Good & Evil’ Movie At Works At Netflix With Director Rob Letterman

‘Beyond Good & Evil’ Movie At Works At Netflix With Director Rob Letterman

Not content to be exclusively collaborating on a Splinter Cell anime series, Ubisoft and Netflix have also joined forces to adapt Beyond Good & Evil into a feature film based upon the "epic space pirate adventure".

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.

Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin will produce for Ubisoft Film & Television, which is behind Apple TV+'s series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet and a film adaptation of Rabbids set up at Lionsgate. In this environment, a young photojournalist named Jade is recruited to be part of an underground resistance movement.

The game was launched in 2003 to decidedly mixed results. However, over the years it developed a cult following and in 2017 Ubisoft announced a prequel was in the works.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is still in early development and still in in the midst of looking for writers.

Letterman's directorial debut came with DreamWorks Animation's Shark Tale featuring Will Smith back in 2004. Letterman makes sense as the director for a project with that style, since he comes from the world of animation and has directed three movies that heavily involve VFX mixing with live-action (2010's Gulliver's Travels, 2015's Goosebumps, and Detective Pikachu).

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

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