Bethesda’s Todd Howard Doesn’t Rule Out A Fallout Movie
Bethesda’s executive producer, Todd Howard, doesn’t rule out the possibility for a Fallout movie in the future.
During a recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Bethesda’s Todd Howard talked about expanding the studio’s IP’s to other media, in particular to the movie industry. While many game publishers are seeing possibilities in the movie world, Bethesda is “very, very careful”, when it comes to expanding the studio and its games. When it comes to the Fallout franchise, Howard explains that when it comes to their franchises, the team has a very “a pretty high bar”, and nothing has “quite clicked” just yet.
“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 meetings over the years and nothing quite clicked where I felt, ‘Oh, that would be as good as the game”, Howard said.
A Fallout movie may happen in the future
According Howard, there have been several meetings on the subject over the years, but if they would ever decide to go with a movie, it would have to be just right without the movie taking a game to another direction.
Luckily, he doesn’t quite rule out the possibility for a future movie though. “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. 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… 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,” Howard continued.
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