HBO Max might bring The last of us to streamers in January 2023 and Stand out doesn’t seem too far behind at Amazon. But this week as a trailer for the animated series dragon time: absolution quickly reminds us that Netflix is the undisputed home of video game adaptations. It has a whopping 15 projects in the works that fit in with the big names it’s already delivered, such as the League of Legends spin-off arcane, The Cuphead Showand the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunnerwhose first season premiered in September.
Here’s a round-up of every video game that’s in Netflix’s pipeline, including the latest news we’ve heard about them.
An “epic, genre-bending” live-action adaptation will be the first series in a partnership announced by Netflix and Ubisoft’s film and television group in October 2020. The two have more Assassin’s Creed content in mind, but they haven’t said what that could be. At the Ubisoft Forward Showcase in September, Netflix and Ubisoft announced that they will also be collaborating on a mobile game.
Beyond Good and Evil
It seems blasphemous to talk about getting a film adaptation Beyond Good and Evil 2the long-awaited prequel to the 20-year-old cult hit, practically AWOL since 2018. But also in 2020, Ubisoft confirmed that it is working with Netflix on a collaboration Beyond Good and Evil Motion pictures. “We look forward to sharing more in the future,” said the editor. It’s not like the game yet.
Back in February, Netflix announced that it, 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive (2K’s parent company) had reached an agreement to make “a film adaptation of the acclaimed video game franchise BioShock.” 2K Games and Vertical Entertainment are the production partners. BioShock last saw a video game back in 2013 BioShock Infinitealthough 2K Games said in 2019 that a new in-house studio, Cloud Chamber, was working on the next installment, which was “a few years” away.
After four seasons as an animated hit, Castlevania returns to Netflix Castlevania: Nocturneled by showrunner Kevin Kolde, who worked on the original series. Castlevania: Nocturne with Richter Belmont, the protagonist of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and symphony of the night. Netflix confirmed that the animated series was in production back in June.
Devil May Cry
Adi Shankar, executive producer of the animation Castlevania Series, which aired on Netflix from 2017 to 2021, said in 2018 that he had acquired the rights to make an animated DMC series. Last year, Shankar told IGN Japan that the scripts for season 1 are complete, that the first year will consist of eight episodes and that it is being made with a “multi-season arc” in mind. Production should begin early this year; No premiere date has been announced.
Dragon Age: Absolution
We just heard on Thursday that this animated adaptation of BioWare’s fantasy RPG will premiere on December 9th. The series will span six 30-minute episodes and will tell the story of a raid (of an ancient artifact) that went sideways. Stars joining the job include Kimberly Brooks, Matthew Mercer, Ashly Burch and Sumalee Montano. Meanwhile, BioWare is still being worked on Dragon Age: Dread Wolf, Officially announced by Electronic Arts in June.
The Hollywood Reporter reported in Spring 2020 that Netflix had signed a deal for the rights to adapt the 1980s LaserDisc game, and Ryan Reynolds (Dead Pool) was in talks to produce and star in it. dragon cave kind of fits Netflix’s programming aesthetic when it came in stranger things as a recognizable piece of 1980s nostalgia. Just this week, Collider asked Reynolds how the project was going, and Reynolds said Netflix was “taking such a momentum. […] I find [it] will be quite a surprise to a lot of people.” There are no further details yet on when this feature might premiere.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Who knows exactly What This will be in the end, but Adi Shankar is also developing an animated series called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remixwhich is based on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the 2013 standalone expansion that poked fun at VHS rentals of 1980s action movies. The show’s hero is cybernetic super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk, and according to Shankar, he has full permission from Ubisoft to remix the publisher’s IP, so this should be particularly odd.
Netflix has won the rights to two Gears of War adaptations, one a feature film that’s been in the pipeline for nearly 15 years, the other an “adult animated series.” On Monday, Netflix confirmed Both projects are in the works, “with the potential for more stories!” Netflix will be working with Gears developer The Coalition to bring the film and cartoons to the big screen, but no filmmakers, directors, writers or other stars are yet involved in one of the adaptations.
Horizon Zero Dawn
First revealed in a Sony Pictures briefing to investors in May, Horizon Zero Dawn was later co-confirmed for a Netflix live-action adaptation The Umbrella AcademySteve Blackman is on board as showrunner. During Netflix’s Tudum show in August, Blackman said the show will star Aloy, the 2017 protagonist Horizon Zero Dawn and this year’s Horizon forbidden west.
A 2019 hit mode live action Pokémon series Detective Pikachuwas reportedly in the works at the end of July 2021. Joe Henderson, Netflix Executive Producer LuciferHe is said to have been the writer and executive producer. But that’s literally all anyone knows so far. The series has not been officially confirmed, let alone named, by either Netflix or The Pokémon Company.
This animated series starring Blue Blur will premiere on December 15th. In it, Sonic and fan favorites Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Shadow, Rouge the Bat and Big the Cat are brought together thanks to a “universe-shattering event” by Eggmann. (Who else?) Running for 24 episodes, the show will bring in new voices in key roles such as Deven Christian Mack as Sonic, Ashleigh Ball as Tails and Brian Drummond as Eggman.
Tom Clancy is the division
First announced as a feature film in 2016, Ubisoft told fans at E3 2019 that the project was targeting Netflix. Jake Gyllenhaal is still connected, both as a producer and as a main character. Jessica Chastain also came on board the project ahead of the 2019 announcement. At last check, director Rawson Marshall Thurber said he expects filming to begin “with any luck” sometime this year.
Tom Clancy’s splinter group
Good bro Ubisoft’s fifth collaboration with Netflix is an animated adaptation of the stealth/action video game franchise that, like several other titles on this list, hasn’t seen a new video game in almost a decade. Variety reported in 2020 that Netflix had signed on for 16 episodes over two seasons, which Ubisoft later confirmed to Polygon. In 2021, Netflix teased fans with some key frames for the show. Derek Kolstad, the co-creator of the John Wick franchise, is involved in the project.
Netflix announced in early 2021 that an animated adaptation of Tomb Raider would be coming soon, although there was no release date or window. Tasha Huo, from The Witcher: Origin of the blooda miniseries prequel due out on Christmas Day is executive producing and writing on the project.
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