Assassin’s Creed is getting an Anime series!

assassin's creed anime

Artist Adi Shankar, the man behind the animated Castlevania series that will start airing on Netflix later this week, has just announced via a Facebook post that Ubisoft asked him to create an anime series of Assassin’s Creed!

I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream. At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong.

Adi Shankar on FB

R2-D2 droid used in the original Star Wars movies sells for $2.76 million

R2-D2 droid used in the original Star Wars movies

A complete R2-D2 unit assembled from parts used throughout the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy and the first two prequels sold at auction for $2.76 million Wednesday.

The Calabasas, California-based auction house Profiles in History confirmed the sale to EW.

Constructed of aluminum, steel, and fiberglass elements, the droid measures 43 x 29.5 x 20 inches and was pieced together over the years from original components used in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, and Attack of the Clones.

The auction house had previously estimated the R2 unit could sell for between $1 million and $2 million. Information about the buyer was not disclosed.

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