War. War never changes. But the television landscape sure does, because the thought of a show based on the Fallout video game series seemed downright impossible when the franchise debuted in 1997. But here we are: it’s 2020 and Amazon is bringing the post-apocalyptic science fiction story to the small screen, with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy heading up the project.
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I’m surprised we haven’t seen a lot of fan films based on the Fallout video game series since it was revived a couple years back by publisher Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 3 and the many expansions that followed are set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland around Washington, DC (with the exception of the Las Vegas-set Fallout New Vegas) and the violent, weird, mutated denizens of the landscape are the sort of thing budding filmmakers might have a great time making in their spare time.
So here’s Nuka Break, a ten minute-plus fan film set in the general Fallout world. A lot of love went into making this look like it belongs in that world; check it out after the break. Read More »
Joystiq has discovered that Bethesda Softworks has filed for a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office staking claim on the Fallout name for “motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is in the works (although, I’d be very surprised if something wasn’t in the early stages of development), but it does confirm that Bethesda is considering their options.
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