War, war never changes… except when it’s adapted for TV by Amazon, then it probably changes quite a bit.
The much-loved Fallout game franchise is getting a TV series adaptation for Amazon, with Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan (creators of a little thing called Westworld) as showrunners, under their Kilter Films banner, and in partnership with Bethesda Game Studios. According to Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard, they’ve been looking for a way to adapt Fallout for the screen for a decade and, now, they believe Kilter Films will be perfect to pull it off.
For those of you that haven’t been paying attention, Fallout is set in in the future of an alternate-history America after a global nuclear war decimates the landscape, people, and animals, causing rampant mutation, disease, and social unrest – unless you were lucky enough to be part of the population sealed in one of the many Vault-Tec Vaults scattered across the land for safety and SCIENCE.
Fallout is known for its retro-futuristic 1940s aesthetic and dark sense of humour, so let’s hope they nail that. The rest is really just Mad Max with bonus science and shadowy corporate machinations and THEY’D BETTER NAIL THAT, TOO.
Also, if they don’t get Ron Perlman to narrate the intro, so help me, I’m going to complain about it on Twitter.
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