The popular post-apocalyptic, open-world video game franchise, Fallout, is getting a live-action adaptation via Amazon Prime. The series has enlisted HBO’s visionary Westworld team of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show has already received a series commitment from the streaming service.
This marks the first major project to come out ofWestworld creators/executive producers’ big overall deal with Amazon Studios. The duo’s Kilter Films is producing Fallout alongside Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Prime Video and Bethesda just posted a short “easter egg” video teasing the project which you can see above.
The world of Fallout is one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. In Fallout, the harshness of the wasteland is set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy. It is serious in tone, yet sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies.
The world is very cinematic in scope with it’s battle-ready mech suits, irradiated zombies, giant mutations running amok, and of course lots and lots of guns.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” said Kilter Films’ Joy and Nolan who has called himself a fan of the franchise in interviews. “Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”
Fallout is from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, with executive producers Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films; Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios, and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks. Lionsgate also exec produces.