Movies that are based on video games tend to not do so well on the big screen, but in animation, they seem to do better. The Angry Birds movie did very well, and Netflix’s Castlevania has also been well received.
So we’re not surprised to learn that Ubisoft wants to capitalize on this, and has revealed that they plan to launch an animated series based on several of its video game franchises. We can look forward to shows based on Rayman, Hungry Shark, and for more adult audiences, shows based on Watch Dogs, for instance.
Ubisoft Film & Television, Paris managing director Helene Juguet was quoted as saying, “Every show has a different target that it’s aiming at and a different format.” Ubisoft has also teamed up with Castlevania producer, Adi Shankar, for a young-adult series Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, which is based on Far Cry 3’s expansion, Blood Dragon.
Juguet adds, “Adi is such a great fan of video games. We share the same culture and references. It’s been great to give him the freedom to do something very fresh and bold with our characters.”
This should be interesting. Prepare for a lot of animated shows based on games.