With Assassin’s Creed looking to reach out beyond its videogame roots, Adi Shankar has announced that he will be developing an anime for the franchise.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is a series begging for a good live-action adaptation. Last years Michael Fassbender movie did nothing to scratch that itch, with audiences largely turned off. Now it seems the french publisher is trying again, this time Adi Shankar, creator of the upcoming Castlevania series produced by Netflix,is taking up the challenge.
Revealing the news on his on his personal Facebook page, Sankar stated;
“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 most interesting thing about all this is that Shankar reveals he’s working on an original entry in the Assassin’s Creed universe. Given how many locations and characters populate the Assassin’s Creed Universe, it wouldn’t be a hard stretch to imagine his new creation slotting into that universe. With the series already touching on Colonial America, Victorian London and soon Egypt, there’s plenty of scope for unique locations.
There’s also speculation among the series die-hard fans that this may finally be the chance for the series to deliver that Japanese adventure fans have been craving. Long requested,
Shankar is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series Castlevania. It’s likely our expectations for this new Assassin’s Creed series will raise or lower
After the 2016 bore-fest that was Assassin’s Creed in cinemas, I think audiences are somewhat fatigued on seeing another iteration of the series. It would need to be excellent if its to wash away the taste of that disaster.
What would you want to see from this adaptation?