Fallout is one of the most successful game franchises in history, especially when noting its success in the last decade. As Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Shelter, and of course Fallout 4, have all had record sales numbers. But, could this translate to it being a movie franchise?
Well, as Fallout director Todd Howard noted in an interview, Bethesda has been approached about a Fallout Movie:
“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,'” Howard told GI.biz
“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.”
He goes on to note that the real struggle is making sure that the movie, should it happen, doesn’t reflect negatively on the game itself:
“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 said.
“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 while the Fallout universe is huge, it appears a movie is still a little ways away from being a true possibility.