Krafton, who develops PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds, has announced that they are working on an animation project with Adi Shankar, who was responsible for Neflix’s Castlevania series. His announcement is pretty succinct, so it hasn’t even been revealed if it’s an all-night movie or series, and the details won’t be revealed until later.
In any case, Shankar seems excited about his recent work, the PC Gamer said:
“As a player, I’ve been pushing my opponents at Battlegrounds since the game came out in 2017. I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they put into me to realize my vision as a filmmaker and I’m excited about the shared adventure ahead. For me, this animation project “It’s another step to fix the burnt bridge between the video game industry and Hollywood. I can’t wait to show everyone what it’s like when someone wins a chicken dinner.”
We’re proud to announce that we’re working with @adishankarbrand to expand our #PUBGUNIVERSE and to create an animated project based on the franchise. We can’t wait to announce more details down the road! pic.twitter.com/vir6QHBctL
— PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS US (@PUBG_US) July 20, 2021
It will be interesting to see what they bring out of this project because PUBG is not famous for its history at all. In the classic sense, he doesn’t have it either, the multiplayer shooting is about a hundred players jumping off a plane into a huge open runway, where then a deadly field pulls them together in an ever-narrowing space. Whoever is shot (and who doesn’t have a teammate to pick it up) dies permanently, and the match lasts as long as only one person is on their feet. It’s a similar concept to what we’ve already seen in the 2000 film, Battle Royale, only there Japanese students killed each other in piles.
Shankar will not be bored lately, he is already making an adaptation of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon in principle, but his name has also been mentioned in connection with the animated adaptations of Assassin’s Creed, Devil May Cry and Hyper Light Drifter. Recently, movies / serial versions like DOTA and Resident Evil have been made for games, but anime is also based on Cyberpunk 2077.