Bethesda open to Fallout 3 film idea

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Take it with a grain of salt as this is the jokey, off-hand comment style usual to MTV Multiplayer's One-Liners, but Pete Hines on Fallout 3.<blockquote>“You know, if we f— this game up, nobody’s gonna want to touch us with a ten foot pole. [Our attitude is] we’re a game company, let’s make the best game we can make and all that other stuff can sort its self out once we’re doing our job. Our job is not to try and make a thing that would make a great movie, we have to make a great game. If somebody says ‘we wanna do this, this is the guy who’s gonna direct it,’ then yeah! [laughs] If Quentin Tarantino wants to do ‘Fallout 3,’ yes, we will hear that proposal! [laughs harder] If Ridley Scott wants to do ‘Fallout 3,’ we will have that lunch!”</blockquote>Wouldn't there have to be a Fallout film first, Pete?
  2. bonustime

    bonustime First time out of the vault

    Aug 2, 2008
    The idea of a Fallout movie is horrifying.
  3. sai | GLYPH

    sai | GLYPH First time out of the vault

    Jan 9, 2007
    Notice it's not, "if so and so wants to do a fallout movie". It's, "if so and so wants to do a fallout 3 movie."

    Beautiful. :|
  4. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
  5. oihrebwe

    oihrebwe Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 15, 2008
    the idea that anyone other than uwe boll would be interested in turning one of bethesda's sophomoric "main quests" into a movie script is so far fetched I don't even know what to say
  6. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    Modeling the DOOM movie after DOOM3 worked so well ! Let's do the same for the FALLOUT movie ! Yaaaay !
  7. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    Even if the main quest is bad, which remains to be seen, you greatly underestimate people's willingness to make bad movies.

    Besides, they didn't say "if anyone wants to" they said "if certain big name well respected directors want to." Hell, I think they'd hear out Quentin Tarantino if he wanted to make it a hybrid of Fallout and Katamari Damacy just for the chance to talk to Tarantino.
  8. Outbreak

    Outbreak It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 24, 2008
    I always thought Fallout 1 or 2 would make a cool movie since I love Mad Max, but it's thoroughly depressing how there are so many talented film people out there and none of them would be the ones to grab the rights to a Fallout movie. Game movies are slowly getting better and better though, the most promising currently being Max Payne, and Hitman, though over actionized, was OK. Some day the hollywood idiots will realize that you can literally take a great game story and not have to frak it up in order for it to be a great movie. They always think they have to add in there own 'artistic license' BS. Just like Silent Hill should have been a direct port of Silent Hill 2's story, STARRING Sean Bean, but's some weird prologue crap with a horrible child actor. Here's hoping SH2 will be what I was hoping for in the first place.

    Uwe Boll is to busy trying to make a Postal and a GTA movie. I hate that idiot. lol, and I liked Doom OK, it just wasn't Doom. More like 'Zombie Universal Soldier Lite'. :)
  9. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    OK, I'm not disagreeing that Silent Hill 2 would have made a better movie, but that was not "prologue crap" that was Silent Hill 1, adapted for the screen by a genius art director and ten thousand chimps at typewriters for the script.
  10. Outbreak

    Outbreak It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 24, 2008
    I'm not fighting you on it, but although some of the basics were there, it wasn't the same story as the game was it? I thought it was a specially made prologue to SH2. I didn't remember anything that was in the first game, although it has been a long time since I played it.

    Even though I just smashed it with that crap comment, what frustrated me badly about Silent Hill (the movie) was that I liked the story, loved the art/effects, loved the MAIN actors (except for that horrible little girl!) and yet it was like...a mess. I don't even know how to describe it. I especially liked when the lead gal would be on the verge of a breakdown when seeing one horrible thing then be like "whatever" when she sees something much worse later. (confused) I know she's a good actress. Bleh. I liked the director a lot too, which disappointed me even more. It had so much potential. I could see the effort when it was there. (sad) I adore the games.
  11. JMan

    JMan First time out of the vault

    Jun 27, 2008
    There already is one, it's called "Mad Max" :P

    In all seriousness though, I think Fallout would work as a decent movie, the problem is the length. Fallout 1 would have to have 2 movies to encompass the entire plot, while #2 would have to at least be a trilogy.

    Regardless, I'd still be there on opening day in a heartbeat if they released an actual Fallout movie.

    I wonder what the cast would be like in a Fallout film? Or, which characters they would actually include in the movie?
  12. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    Well, in SH 1 it's the father who's looking for the girl in Silent Hill, but they thought it would work better with her mother looking for her, and the game devs said when the movie was first being discussed that if they were making the game today, the protagonist would be a woman. Other than that, they changed a lot of the back story especially re: the cult, but the idea is the same.

    Yeah, I expected more from Gans, although I've since learned that the horrible script is pretty much Roger Avary's style. How that man was involved with Pulp Fiction's writing I will never know.
  13. ComradeNu

    ComradeNu First time out of the vault

    May 24, 2007
    I don't care if they had some chimeric monster of George Lucas, Stanley Kubric and Chris Nolan do a Fallout movie... it would never, ever work because a movie can't be non-linear and that's what Fallout is ALL about.

    But it would be cool to see a modern movie with a similar setting... or even better: an HBO miniseries

    Pipe dreams blow
  14. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    Go see Clue and see how that holds up.

    Ideally, it would be Patrick Stewart as a kind of 007 secret agent with mental powers that can make women take all their clothes off.
  15. Outbreak

    Outbreak It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 24, 2008
    @Mandrake: Yeah, thanks for reminding me about the first game, and like I said, I don't know what happened with the movie to really make fall apart. I didn't have a problem with Radha being the protaganist at all, and the basic story. (especially the end; very cool) They were so close to making it one of the first great game movies. If I had to guess, I would say rushed, but I don't know. You may just as well be right about the writing.
  16. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    I'm just waiting for someone to want to make a video game movie with a respectful attitude to the source material. I think with Fallout it might be possible as the source is pretty strong on its own. The only problem would be marketing it to American audiences who don't want shades of gray for their heroes.

    Well, if Watchmen can do well, maybe there's hope.
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    no...oh my please....don't ever let this happen. We have seen enough fallout rape for the past 4 years...not this one ! :tired:
  18. Tigranes

    Tigranes First time out of the vault

    Dec 13, 2003
    Then they can start selling the D&D movie, the Halo movie, the Fallout 3 movie, the Doom movie and an Uwe Boll Anthology in one mega-package.
  19. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

    Aug 6, 2008
    Uwe Boll is already rubbing his hands.
  20. mandrake776

    mandrake776 Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 24, 2008
    I picture him as pretty much perpetually rubbing his palms together. He's like a cartoon villain.

    Although, I have it on good authority that at certain times he's punching people who don't like his movies. So it's not actually perpetual.