Reports claim Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated the publisher is locked in negotiations with Netflix over a new series.
Could this be the start of a new path for videogame adaptations? Without having any real details, our best guess is the negotiations will obviously involve an adaptation of one of Ubisoft’s franchise games. The Assassin’s Creed movie hits theaters on Dec. 21 starring Michael Fassbender. Depending on how that goes a continuation in a series on Netflix might be a great idea. Another good option could be Watch Dogs 2 which could be utilized in sort of a Mr. Robot type world.
Previous endeavors of video game adaptations have mostly left people disappointed. Many people have varying opinions when it comes to a video game movie adaptation but there hasn’t really been any movie with a real “wow” factor. Everyone knows Netflix is an online streaming giant that has carved out its reputation with some phenomenal projects. Some may even consider Netflix to be a tool for reviving everything that has been a mishit with movies and TV.
Guillemot also reportedly made it clear that he wishes “to keep Ubisoft independent.” Nearly a quarter of Ubisoft’s shares are owned by Vivendi, a French multinational mass media conglomerate. If Ubisoft wishes to remain independent, branching out into series production or other miscellaneous projects could be the correct step.
Are you looking forward to a Ubisoft franchise coming to Netflix? Which one would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.