Fallout is finally making its way to the big screen after years and years of concepts and prospective ventures in the works. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of the television series Westworld, are in charge of turning Bethesda’s renowned video game franchise into an Amazon Prime Video television program. The much-anticipated series is presently in production, and a brand-new Bethesda film discussing Fallout’s path to the big screen has given fans a first peek of the power armor on location.
Several Bethesda producers and designers discuss bringing Fallout to TV in the video that is posted below. Near the show’s conclusion, Jonathan Nolan shows up on the set and receives a Nuka-Cola from an off-screen character wearing power armor.
“When we think about Fallout and its future, obviously there will be more games in the future. Shortly, something that’s brand new that I’m super excited about is the TV show,” Bethesda Studios executive producer Todd Howard says in the video. “A lot of movie producers and stuff were like, ‘Hey, this would be a great, great movie.’ And for 10 years plus, we said no. Just wasn’t the right fit.”
“It’s fun to see,” adds Fallout franchise co-creator Tim Cain. “I’m glad something, an IP I helped make has grown and turned into this franchise. I mean, we’re getting a TV show.”
The art director of Bethesda Game Studios, Istvan Pelz, makes an appearance in the film to discuss how the TV show was created. Pelz claims that the series keeps fairly faithful to the games’ original concept.
“I’ve been blown away by how much they’ve stuck without original visions and designs on the visual side, of our world building in the games directly translating to the screen,” he says. “It’s reassuring that we got it right the first time. Like our approach to Fallout was correct, and it’s the way forward, even making the jump to another medium.”