Apparently, the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout was almost given the Hollywood treatment, according to Bethesda studio director and producer Todd Howard.
“We’ve had a couple of inroads [towards movie deals], particularly with Fallout, which is a bit stickier than Elder Scrolls,” Howard revealed in a recent interview with GI.biz. “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.’ And that may happen. I don’t rule it out, but nothing really has clicked.”
Part of the issue lies with Howard worrying that the movie might change how they see the Fallout universe.
“If there had been a Fallout movie, you’d feel different about Fallout when we’d announced Fallout 4,” he explained. “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.”
Well, at least we have some Fallout 4 DLC to dull the pain.