Just in time for his Netflix debut of the Castlevania animated series, creator Adi Shankar has announced on Facebook his involvement to bring Assassin’s Creed to the animated screen. The executive producer behind Dredd, Machine Gun Preacher, and A Walk Among the Tombstones has reportedly been contacted by Ubisoft to produce an anime version of the insanely popular platformer.
The announcement comes as another long-awaited chapter in Ubisoft’s attempt to produce an Assassin’s Creed series, alongside the film adaptation that did actually come to fruition. And although it may be a long, long time before we forget that incredibly terrible 2016 adaptation that not even Michael Fassbender could save, an anime version done right could very well help the healing process along. Not much has been divulged by way of details as of yet, but Shankar promises a completely original story set within the Assassin’s Creed universe. The choice of Japanese anime as its format lends to the possibility that the anime may take place in feudal Japan, a setting that fans have long hoped to see in one of the games, and even delve deeper into the history and details of the otherwise unknown Japanese Brotherhood.
If the idea of another original story in the AC universe makes you worry about a repeat of what happened with the film adaptation, we’ll at least get to see what Shankar is capable of when it comes to animating versions of popular video games when his Castlevania anime series, announced back in February, hits Netflix this Friday. At the very least, we can expect a strong ensemble cast, as Castlevania the animated series boasts Battlestar Galactica’s James Callis as Alucard, The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage and Graham McTavish as Trevor Belmont and Dracula respectively, and Supernatural’s Emily Swallow as the voice of Lisa, Dracula’s wife.
Details on the Assassin’s Creed adaptation are still in development, so be sure to check Adi’s Facebook or right here at Techie+Gamers for news and updates.