Bethesda has rejected Fallout movie ideas, but it ‘may happen’ someday
The Fallout franchise has achieved pretty much all there is to achieve in the gaming sector. When that happens developers and publishers usually when begin entertaining options for the inevitably ill-fated movie spin-off.
Indeed, Bethesda, the studio behind the super-hit, has today revealed it hasn’t been short of offers from those interested in bringing the post-apocalyptic world to the big screen.
However, so far the right one is yet to come across the desk of Todd Howard, but he hasn’t ruled it out in the future.
In an interview with GI.biz (via IGN), he said: “We’ve had a couple of in-roads, particularly with Fallout, which is a bit stickier than Elder Scrolls, but everybody’s kind of asked and I’ve taken a number of [Fallout movie pitch] meetings over the years and nothing quite clicked where I felt, ‘Oh, that would be as good as the game.’
“And that may happen. I don’t rule it out, but nothing really has clicked where – the games are popular enough and that’s their identity.”
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Howard claimed making a Fallout movie prior to the release of Fallout 4 may have changed the way gamers felt about the latest and perhaps best installment yet.
“Fallout 4, if there had been a Fallout movie, you’d feel different about Fallout when we’d announced Fallout 4 and one of them wouldn’t be quite right and you wouldn’t want that to be the game, where the movie takes it in another direction,” he added.
”I would say we have a pretty high bar as far as what we would want it to be if it ever happened and nothing’s quite clicked. Even little things like, ‘What does the vault suit look like?’ – every little thing we obsess over so the game is the thing where it really exists.”
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