A New Beyond Good & Evil Netflix Movie is the Latest Bit of Cruel Hope for Long Suffering Fans

A New Beyond Good & Evil Netflix Movie is the Latest Bit of Cruel Hope for Long Suffering Fans

The prequel, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found.

Beyond Good & Evil fans have been through a lot. The original game was critically acclaimed, but sold poorly. Multiple sequels have failed to materialize. And now a Beyond Good & Evil movie is coming to Netflix, once again tormenting its long suffering fanbase with hope.

Netflix announced the Beyond Good & Evil movie on Twitter late Friday. The announcement used art from Beyond Good & Evil 2, but a story from The Hollywood Reporter indicates it will be an adaptation of the first game.

The Beyond Good & Evil movie joins a wave of video game adaptations coming to Netflix, including a recently announced Witcher prequel. Popular franchises like Fallout and Splinter Cell are also getting adapted to the small screen on the back of the success of The Witcher and Castlevania.

Should the Beyond Good & Evil movie actually get made, it will be the first real piece of Beyond Good & Evil media since the remaster arrived in 2011. The original game, developed in part by Rayman's Michel Ancel, was lauded for its excellent graphics and dark storytelling. It stars a photojournalist named Jade who finds herself investigating mysterious disappearances throughout the planet where she resides.

A Beyond Good & Evil follow-up has been teased since at least 2008, with a prequel finally being announced at E3 2017. Ubisoft has been head down in development ever since, with only scattered hints of what we might be able to expect in the new game. Ubisoft confirmed back in February that Beyond Good & Evil 2 isn't part of its plans for the next fiscal year.

Having waited so long for any piece of Beyond Good & Evil media, fans will no doubt take what they can get. Netflix has yet to reveal a release date or any other information about the new film project.

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