War, war never changes.
I’m a huge Fallout fan. It’s has always been a franchise that in my opinion is ripe for a live action adaptation. Whether as an HBO series or a feature film, Fallout belongs on the screen. There have been rumblings of Fallout making its way to live action media for a while, dating back to when developer Bethesda trademarked the rights to a live action post-apocalyptic TV show. Sounds promising eh?
Unfortunately nothing ever came from that. Since then there hasn’t been any real news as to when Fallout would finally get its adaptation, until recently when Fallout lead developer Todd Howard spoke briefly on the topic in a recent interview.
“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,'” he explained in a recent interview.
“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.”
So there have definitely been some offers for a Fallout live action film. As much as it saddens me to see that Howard and Bethesda have turned them down, I’m glad to see they aren’t willing to sacrifice the integrity of the franchise for a movie. If the film were to ever happen, it appears it would have to remain faithful to the franchise, which is encouraging considering the track record of most video game film adaptations.
Depending on the success of the upcoming adaptations of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed, we could be standing on the precipice of an explosion of video game adaptions. No video game adaptations has gotten it right yet, but if both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed are critically and commercially successful, then I can guarantee there will be a large swath of video game adaptations greenlit. And I bet you Fallout would be one of them.