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It could take a decade for Bethesda to make Fallout 4 but the franchise won't be neglected in the mean time. According to a couple new trademark filings, Bethesda is considering a movie and television series based on Fallout.

Dwell On It noticed that Bethesda had recently applied for a Fallout trademark for "Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program" and for "motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world". Trying to turn a game into a movie is old hat by now but a television show? That sort of thing isn't attempted very often, at least not lately. A guy and his dog wandering the wasteland, solving people's problems while searching for the water chip to fix their vault? Meh, worse ideas have been greenlit.

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has some pretty big entertainment industry players on its board of directors: producer Jerry Bruckheimer, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves, and MGM chairman and CEO Harry E. Sloan. With those three backing them up, Bethesda's got more than enough clout to get a Fallout show or movie off the ground. Just filing a trademark doesn't mean they're actually going to produce anything just yet, though.