Fortnite movie reportedly being discussed at Epic

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Epic Games is considering launching an entertainment division, which could entail a Fortnite movie.

As first reported yesterday by TheInformation on October 11, games developer/publisher Epic Games is looking to expand into the "scripted video programming business." As part of this new push, as reported Mathew Olson notes in the tweet below, Epic is actively discussing a Fortnite movie adaptation as part of the expansion plans.

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As Olson notes, this could be part of Epic's push to expand their "metaverse." Additionally, the report from TheInformation notes that this could give Epic Games another market to expand into while the ongoing lawsuits with Apple and Google have hindered their ability to expand in the mobile market with Fortnite (you can head over to our Apple vs Epic lawsuit explainer guide for more).

It'll be interesting to see how the potential Fortnite movie would incorporate the game's crossover content, if it even would at all. Fortnite has really ramped up the crossover content over the last year or so, including the likes of Marvel and DC characters in the battle royale game, and even superstars like Travis Scott and Ariana Grande entering the fray through their in-game concerts and character skins.

Elsewhere on the video game movie horizon, we've got the likes of Nintendo and Illumination's Super Mario movie hitting next year in 2022. Just last month, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto revealed the animated adaptation's cast, including Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser. Pratt says he's been working on the voice of the Italian plumber, but we'll have to wait a bit longer to hear it for ourselves.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.