The showrunner of the Castlevania Netflix series has announced his next project – an Assassin’s Creed anime. Adi Shankar, who’s also a producer on the 2013 film Lone Survivor, made a Facebook post confirming his involvement in the project this morning.
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Shankar didn’t offer much more information and the extent to which Ubisoft will be involved in the project is not yet known. For that matter, we don’t know the title, cast, or premiere date either. What is known, though, is that it will portray an entirely new story set in the Assassin’s Creed universe. Given the anime style, as well as years of fans clamouring for an Assassin’s Creed game set in feudal Japan, the show could centre around a Japanese Order.
Shankar himself is a fan of the series, and says “I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles. At that moment, I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day, Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original anime story set in it as an anime series.”
This isn’t the first time the Assassin’s Creed series has been adapted for screen. Back in January, Michael Fassbender starred in the Assassin’s Creed Movie, which saw the franchise head for the Spanish Inquisition.