Krafton, Inc., the company behind the hugely successfully PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has announced that it is teaming with producer Adi Shankar for an upcoming animated project based upon the hit online battle royale game.
“As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG released in 2017,” said Shankar, whose credits include Netflix’s acclaimed Castlevania animated series as well as his ‘Bootleg Universe’ shorts such as The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Power/Rangers. “I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision as a filmmaker and I’m excited to embark on this journey together. To me, this animated project represents another step in the evolution of mending the torched bridge between the games industry and Hollywood. I look forward to revealing to everybody what winning a chicken dinner looks like.”
“In addition to the continued development of new and engaging in-game PUBG content, our partnership with Adi Shankar represents a step into our broader strategy of expanding the PUBG Universe into a multimedia franchise,” said CH Kim, CEO, Krafton, Inc. “We are excited to work with Shankar on exploring and realizing a world that brings the game to life for our fans. We look forward to sharing more about this animated project in the near future.”
Along with this new PUBG project, Shankar is also attached to several other animated video game adaptations including Devil May Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Hyper Light Drifter, although it’s been a while since we’ve had any news on those and at this point, their statuses are all unclear.