Fallout Movie Coming?

The next video game to movie translation may be something a little different. Joystiq is reporting that Fallout may soon be making the big screen jump. They say Bethesda Softworks, the company behind the most recent Fallout game, Fallout 3 has registered a trademark, claiming the Fallout name for “entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program” and in another filing, securing the trademark for “motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.”

Though I’ve never played it, I’ve certainly heard plenty about it, and usually with the words “brilliant” and “OMFG you have to play this!” attached. The role playing games take place in a future, post-apocalyptic world, in what’s left after a global nuclear war. The look of it is vaguely WWII nuclear paranoia, it’s the world your grandfather envisioned he’d step out into if he ever ended up trapped inside his back yard bomb shelter. It’s retro-futuristic, post-apocalyptic. In the game players battle mutants and interacts with strange non-player characters, some of whom probably need to have their heads blown off.

Josh Tyler