We see quite a few movie adaptations from video game IPs. There’s the upcoming Super Mario movie, the reboot to Resident Evil’s blockbuster franchise, and even an Uncharted prequel coming out. It looks like filmmakers want to capture the essence of what made these game franchises tremendous and bring it out to an even wider audience. Now another movie adaptation could be in the works, according to a report online. If this report proves accurate, we might see Epic Games take a stab at a Fortnite movie.
Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games of all time. It helped paved the way for the genre, and years later, it’s still just as relevant. The developers over at Epic Games also continue to feature crossover events, so your favorite movies, television shows, sports athletes, musicians, and even other game franchises can appear within the video game. However, while fans can go back and watch the different lore videos and event build-ups, a movie adaptation could also suffice.
This movie consideration comes from The Information, which has quickly circulated online. According to the report, one of the main reasons this film could be in the works is the legal battles Epic Games is dealing with when it comes to Apple. For a good while now, iOS users found Fortnite removed from the marketplace. It’s a lengthy story, but what matters to gamers is that the title might be off the iOS market for up to five years.
That’s a long time, and it means that there is no revenue coming from their once massive iOS audience. To help make up for that, there is a new entertainment division on the table for Epic Games. This would provide scripted video programming such as a Fortnite feature film. That would allow the studio to tap into more crossover events or even offer new lore background to the video game. Additionally, those that want a general understanding of the narrative for this battle royale might find it of interest alongside fans worldwide who continue to pour hours into this game regularly. For now, it’s just a report, but we’ll have to keep an eye out for any official announcements soon.