A PUBG animated sequence is formally in improvement, with Castlevania govt producer Adi Shankar on the helm.
Krafton Inc. introduced a brand new partnership with Shankar that can see him create and showrun an upcoming animated sequence primarily based on the PUBG IP. In a press launch, Shankar mentioned he was “grateful” and “excited” about being given the chance to assist form the undertaking and convey the world of PUBG to life, having been an avid participant of the sport since launch.
“As a participant, I have been crushing the competitors within the Battlegrounds since PUBG launched in 2017,” Shankar mentioned in an announcement accompanying the announcement. “I am grateful to Krafton for the belief and confidence they’ve positioned in me to execute my imaginative and prescient as a filmmaker and I am excited to embark on this journey collectively.
“To me, this animated undertaking represents one other step within the evolution of mending the torched bridge between the video games business and Hollywood. I stay up for revealing to all people what successful a rooster dinner seems like,” he added, referencing the rising effort to increase IPs into bigger multimedia franchises.
“Along with the continued improvement of latest and fascinating in-game PUBG content material, our partnership with Adi Shankar represents a step into our broader technique of increasing the PUBG Universe right into a multimedia franchise,” Krafton, Inc. CEO CH Kim emphasised. “We’re excited to work with Shankar on exploring and realizing a world that brings the sport to life for our followers. We stay up for sharing extra about this animated undertaking within the close to future.”
Shankar has change into well-known for his darkish retellings of nerdy franchises that we maintain expensive to our hearts. He is maybe greatest identified for his function as govt producer on Netflix’s Castlevania, which ended with a fourth and last season earlier this 12 months. He is additionally helmed cult superhero hit Dredd, and his personal Bootleg Universe that includes The Finish of Pokemon.
Along with Shankar’s newly introduced animated undertaking, the PUBG Universe has continued to increase with a number of different notable releases, together with its first live-action brief movie titled Floor Zero, and an investigative docu-series known as Mysteries Unknown: Start of the Battlegrounds that unravels the darkest secrets and techniques behind the beginning of the Battlegrounds. We’re additionally seeing a near-future PUBG ‘sequel’ on cell, and a far-future horror recreation set within the PUBG universe from the creator of Useless Area.
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