Skull & Bones could also be generally known as a stupendous sea-worthy open-world journey with epic ship battles and pirate pillaging that is been teased for the previous two years by recreation writer Ubisoft. However, in an intriguing growth, the highly-anticipated online game will arrive as a part of a multi-medium blitz, with plans now set for a tv collection primarily based off the property.
Ubisoft is planning to provide a Skull & Bones TV collection, studies THR. The recreation firm is making the medium leap by teaming up with Atlas Entertainment, a studio linked to some DC Extended Universe movies just like the smash hit, Wonder Woman, and Suicide Squad, in addition to imminently-returning Bravo drama collection, Dirty John. While particular plot particulars for the small display adaptation of the pirate recreation weren’t revealed, the corporate is selling the notion that it will likely be female-driven, set in “the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s.”
The wheel for Skull & Bones’ proverbial pirate ship of a present can be positioned within the fingers of Amanda Segel, who will write the pilot and function government producer. Segel brings expertise from USA Network’s not too long ago cancelled Shooter, with previous runs on the helm of reveals resembling The Mist, Person of Interest, Nikita, The Good Wife and Without a Trace. Segel can be joined by government producers Atlas’s Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle, together with producer Robert Amidon. Also onboard are Danielle Kreinik, Ubisoft’s director of growth for tv, who may even function an government producer, joined in that capability by the top of Ubisoft Film and Television, Jason Altman.
Skull & Bones gained’t be Ubisoft’s first live-action IP adaptation plunge. The firm co-produced the 20th Century Fox-distributed 2016 Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation, which starred Michael Fassbender; a disappointing $125 million-budgeted boondoggle that solely banked $54 million on the home field workplace, although fared higher abroad at $186 million. However, the distinction right here is that, somewhat than capitalizing on the success of an current franchise, this TV collection is a preemptive undertaking that’s designed to assist buttress a franchise – centered on the yet-to-be-released online game – in its upcoming launch. Indeed, the trailers for the sport showcase footage that’s undeniably spectacular, seemingly placing a maritime spin on the open-world dynamic that has been so profitable for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises.
Moreover, Ubisoft can also be creating a film adaptation of its recreation collection, The Division, with Deadpool 2 director David Leitch hooked up, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain set to co-star. Plus, the corporate, joined by 3 Arts and Lionsgate, is ready to unveil a live-action video-game-themed comedy collection from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day; a undertaking that was ordered straight to collection by Apple.
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