Epic Games reportedly considered the Fortnite movie
Fortnite is undeniably one of the most popular games in the world. So it’s rather surprising that there has been no attempt to capitalize on this success with a film or TV adaptation. Now, according to a new report, it looks like developer and publisher Epic Games is seriously considering bringing their battle royale game to the big screen.
The report comes from The Information (and was covered by Eurogamer), which indicates that Epic Games is in talks to create a new entertainment division to create scripted video programming. A project under discussion is a Fortnite movie, although there aren’t any real details on that yet.
According to the sound, the plan is still in its infancy, but Epic Games has taken steps to put this new entertainment division in place. Earlier this year, he hired several senior executives from Lucasfilm. Namely, Lynn Bartsch, Chris Furia and Jason McGatlin, the last of which was named president of Special Projects as it is called so far. During his time at Lucasfilm, McGatlin served as an executive producer on all of the Disney films. Star wars movie theater.
L’Information adds that this diversification decision was motivated by Epic Games’ legal battles with Apple and Google. Although its lawsuit with Apple forced Apple to fundamentally change the way it operates its app store, Epic Games was not happy with the outcome. From now on, Fortnite is still not available on mobile platforms and could very well remain so for several years to come.
Unable to generate revenue in the mobile market, Epic Games are simply looking for new, alternative ways to make more money. Going into other forms of media like movies and TV shows certainly makes sense, especially with Fortnitebrand awareness.
The real question is in which direction Fortnite the film would take, assuming it was lit green. Fortnite has enough intricate stories and lore that could be fleshed out in a movie. And with a wide array of quirky characters, almost any one of them could star in the set. Not to mention, the game features plenty of cameo characters from comics, movies, and other video games. With Batman, Rick and Morty and celebrities like Ariana Grande, a movie could work in the same vein as Loan Player One Where Space Jam: a new legacy and just offer the opportunity to have all these disparate characters on screen at the same time.
Movie adaptations of video games have had a reputation for always being gruesome for years, but recent efforts seem to have made them more appealing. The tastes of Detective Pikachu and live action Sonic the hedgehog The film was not only a box office hit, but it also resonated with fans. If he’s doing well, a Fortnite The movie could be another big money maker for Epic Games.
Fortnite is available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.
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Source: Information, Eurogamer
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