Fortnite Movie Not Happening "Anytime Soon", According to Ex Epic Games Boss

Fortnite Movie Not Happening "Anytime Soon", According to Ex Epic Games Boss

Don't expect a Fortnite movie in the near future.

Fortnite movie Credit: Epic Games

Over the last few years, videogame adaptations have drawn a lot of attention from Hollywood, with studios trying to acquire the rights to adapt every popular video game franchise into the next big blockbuster movie or TV series. We've seen The Super Mario Bros. and Sonic The Hedgehog movies hit the big screens in recent years while Amazon Prime Video's Fallout series, Max's The Last of Us, and Netflix's Arcane (League of Legends) series have been well-received by fans and critics. Battle royale gamers have been wondering if Fortnite will also get a movie adaptation in the near future, and former Epic Games COO Donald Mustard recently talked about the possibility.

During an interview with GamesRadar+, Mustard said that while there isn't a film adaptation of Fortnite happening, he thinks he knows exactly how he would make it.

"If there ever was a Fortnite movie, I know exactly how I would make it. I think I would make the best version of that. But we're not," Mustard said. "Even back then, there were never actual plans to make a Fortnite movie and I don't anticipate that changing anytime soon. I think Fortnite as an experience is very unique to the medium it's in right now and I know that. So, I don't think there will be a Fortnite movie at least not anytime soon, but I think people would love it."

Did Epic Games consider making a Fortnite movie?

Back in October 2021, a report from The Information claimed that discussions have already taken place over the prospect of a Fortnite movie adaptation. Those discussions have also reportedly formed part of a larger conversation at Epic about the possibility of "launching an entertainment division focused on scripted video programming" as a way to diversify the company's brands.

According to the report, three former Lucasfilm employees joined Epic Games in 2021, including Epic's president of Special Projects, Jason McGatlin. He was previously an executive producer of all Star Wars movies released by Disney and the vice president of Physical Production at Lucasfilm. He's reportedly joined by Chris Furia and Lynn Bartsch.


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Despite claims that Epic is looking at steps to expand their battle royale videogame franchise into the movie and television arena, the company hasn't officially announced any plans to produce a Fortnite movie adaptation. However, we've seen Fortnite comics flesh out the world and backstory of the game, and Donald Mustard served as a co-writer on the comic books from both DC and Marvel alongside Christos Gage. A movie adaptation could flesh out the lore of Fortnite further, but at this point, it's still unclear if that'll ever happen.

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