Skip to main content

Bethesda's turned down Fallout movie offers before but hasn't 'ruled it out'

The Fallout series is probably up there with Bioshock for films that would most likely never live up to what you've got in your head right now. Which is why Bethesda has turned down offers in the past. That doesn't mean it won't say 'yes' one day though.

Speaking to (opens in new tab) Bethesda exec producer Todd Howard has been talking about the nearly, maybe life of a Fallout movie. "I've taken a number of meetings [for movie pitches] over the years and nothing quite clicked where I felt, 'Oh, that would be as good as the game'" he says.

However, that's not to say it might never happen. "I don't rule it out," states Howard. "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."

Perfecting the little details aside, there's also the problem of effectively having two version of the world exist, thinks Howard: "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."

Seen something newsworthy? Tell us! (opens in new tab)

Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.