Netflix announced today that Ubisoft’s classic space pirate adventure game Beyond Good & Evil is getting a feature film length adaptation sponsored by the streaming service.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the project is supposedly early in development, and it’ll also be a hybrid live-action and CG film, similar to Detective Pikachu. In fact, Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman is onboard the project to direct. However, Netflix is still looking for someone with the writing chops to adapt the video game into film.
The original Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure game with some stealth elements. Set on the mining colony of Hillys at the edge of the galaxy, the game stars Jade, a young photojournalist who is recruited to fight against alien invaders known as the DomZ. The game features action segments, as Jade is skilled in using a combat staff. As the game goes on, she becomes able to attack from distances as well. In addition, players can take photos of animals for cash or scan objects to find out more about the world.
Beyond Good & Evil originally released for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and PC. An HD remaster later released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Currently, Beyond Good & Evil 2, a prequel to the original, is in development.