Beyond Good and Evil Movie from Netflix and Detective Pikachu Director in the Works

A Beyond Good and Evil movie adaptation from Netlfix has been announced, with Pokemon Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman directing.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman is teaming up with Netflix to direct an adaptation of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil.

The live-action/animated adaptation of Ubisoft’s game is early in development, with Netflix looking for writers for the screenplay. Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin from Ubisoft Film & Television will be producing the film. Besides these details, there’s no information on casting or when the film will release.

Released in 2003, Beyond Good and Evil is set in the year 2435 where we follow Jade, a journalist who helps expose a government conspiracy that’ll save her planet. It wasn’t until 2017 where we got the announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2, a prequel to the series. The game will be open-world, let the player choose their gender, and include online modes. One of the last major updates about the prequel was from 2018 where we learned Ubisoft Blue Byte is one of five Ubisoft studios on the game. The other three are Ubisoft Montpelier, Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Sofia, and Ubisoft Bordeaux. Additionally, the game will require an internet connection to play it.

The last major film Letterman directed was 2019’s Pokemon Detective Pikachu, which he also wrote. It went onto become the highest-grossing video game movie of all time in July 2019, having made $433 million dollars. The film received a score of 68 on Rotten Tomatoes and a 53 on Metacritic. Currently, there’s been no official announcement of a sequel in development. The first film stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Ryan Reynolds.

While we wait for the Netflix adaptation and Beyond Good and Evil 2, Beyond Good and Evil HD is available now on the Microsoft Store. You can also watch Pokemon Detective Pikachu now on HBO Max and VOD. As more news releases on Beyond Good and Evil, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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