Coming off his success with the Castlevania anime on Netflix, producer Adi Shankar has announced his next work: production of an anime set in the world of Assassins Creed.
There are no details at this point, the most that we know is that Ubisoft has asked Shankar to create an original story.
Speaking on Facebook, Shankar had this to say:
I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream. At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong.
The video games itself was never tied down to any one character or point in time and so an original series is completely feasible in the right hands.
Shankar appears to be a good choice considering his work on Dredd, The Grey and Machine Gun Preacher. More importantly however was his involvement in the widely popular and viral fan films: Power Rangers Unauthorized Bootleg, Venom: Truth in Journalism and The Punisher: Dirty Laundry. These works show the producer willing to put his own spin on known properties to great effect.
The series itself deserves a good adaptation after last year’s full length theatrical feature. While the film did well financially, it was a critical disappointment despite having both Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard attached to the project.
The next installment of the video game franchise, Origins, is set to be released October 27, 2017. It will take place in ancient Egypt at the very beginning of the story.
Keep it here at TGON for future developments on this story.