Detective Pikachu director will make Beyond Good and Evil movie for Netflix

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Ubisoft’s adventure game, Beyond Good and Evil, is getting a Netflix adaptation from detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman. Ubisoft is also currently developing a long-awaited sequel, Beyond Good and Evil 2 for consoles.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Letterman’s Beyond Good and Evil movie will reportedly be a mix of live action and animation. The film is produced by Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin under the direction of Ubisoft Film & Television. This adaptation is developing early as the team is still looking for writers.

Beyond Good & Evil is a 2003 cult classic video game developed by Ubisoft and is about a young investigative journalist named Jade who works with an underground resistance movement. The game is set in the year 2435 on the mining planet Hillys, which is located in a distant part of the galaxy. Ubisoft is currently working on a sequel to the game.

Not much is known about whether the Netflix adaptation will follow the game’s storyline. It could be an adaptation of the game’s plot or another story set in the same universe.

Letterman’s directorial debut came with DreamWorks Animation’s Shark Tale with Will Smith in 2004. He co-directed Monsters vs. Aliens from 2009 before making his first live-action film, Goosebumps, with Jack Black in 2015. The director seemingly combines his talents for animation and visual effects, where he started in the film industry.

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