PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an animated project with the Castlevania anime’s producer Adi Shankar as showrunner.
Krafton CEO CH Kim said that the move represented “a step into our broader strategy of expanding the PUBG Universe into a multimedia franchise”. More details about the animated project will arrive in the near future.
Meanwhile, Shankar said, “As a player, I've been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG released in 2017. 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.”
As part of Krafton’s multimedia efforts for PUBG, the game has seen recent live-action releases like the Ground Zero short film starring Train To Busan’s Don Lee and the Mysteries Unknown: Birth of the Battlegrounds “investigative ‘docu-series’” starring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes.
The PUBG universe is also expanding on the video game front, with Dead Space creator Glen Schofield’s Striking Distance Studios developing a horror game called The Callisto Protocol that’s set in PUBG’s future.