Ubisoft Beyond Good & Evil Netflix movie Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman

Yesterday, regarding Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell adult animated series, I joked we could write a headline that every video game is getting a film/TV adaptation and that they’re almost all headed to Netflix. Well, uh, following up on that — a Beyond Good & Evil movie is headed to Netflix from Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and Goosebumps director Rob Letterman. This announcement comes via The Hollywood Reporter, which describes the film as a “hybrid live-action/animated feature,” which sounds much like Detective Pikachu.

Beyond Good & Evil was a cult hit 2003 adventure game that enjoyed a positive critical reception. In order to unravel a conspiracy, players had to engage in stealth, puzzle-solving, and photography. Fans clamored for a sequel for years afterward, and it was finally confirmed that a prequel was in development a few years ago. However, some trailer footage aside, little is really known about the game as of yet.

Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin are attached as producers on the Beyond Good & Evil Netflix film. Speaking of which, Ubisoft Film & Television is evidently busy. Setting aside Splinter Cell, there was the announcement last year that several TV adaptations of Ubisoft properties are in the works, including for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Watch Dogs, Rayman, and mobile game Hungry Shark.

Beyond Good & Evil is in “early development” and still seeking writers.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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