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Netflix dived into the video game anime pool head first with the upcoming Castlevania. Assassin’s Creed animated is now in development.
One of the biggest franchises of this generation in console gaming is the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The series has a rich story line that has spawned a host of sequels. A total of 18 games with more still coming. Last year the Creed got the Hollywood treatment in a film of the same title starring Michael Fassbender. The film didn’t fair so well, and left us still waiting for that great video game movie.
Hollywood’s success with video game movies is lackluster, however animated adaptions have seen success. Where Hollywood seems to not want to redo the exact stories that take place in games. Animated series are willing to, and give the fans what they expect to see. This may be the opportunity assassin fans have been waiting for.
What we know
Adi Shankar took to Facebook to announce the project on July 5th, 2017.
Better known as a producer, Adi Shankar produced such films as Dredd (2012), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), and Lone Survivor (2013). Having a respectable resume of films, and Dredd alone built a large fan base. Not to be confused with Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dread, Adi Shankar’s produced version still has fans asking for a sequel.
Shankar and Netflix already have a relationship. Shankar is the show runner for Netflix animated Castlevania. After the trailer released earlier this year fans have been anticipating the release of Castlevania. On July 7, 2017 we will get the cartoon, and a better opinion of whether we want an Assassin’s Creed cartoon.
Leap of faith
The hope is that they give us a rich story that rivals the games, and don’t try to do too much. At this point the narrative is there. I would prefer they use an already established story and character. If you want to branch into your own stories, first setup a foundation prior. Stay away from the struggles Hollywood has with trying to create a new story beyond what’s established.
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