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Bethesda trademarks Fallout TV series, movie

Bethesda trademarks Fallout TV series, movie

Could a Fallout TV series be in development, or will we have to cope with re-runs of Jericho instead?

Bethesda Softworks, developer of The Elder Scrolls series and current owner of the Fallout brand, has applied for trademarks protecting a future TV series and film based on the Fallout universe.

The trademark applications were spotted by Dwell On It, via Joystiq, and were apparently filed at the start of February.

Whether Bethesda is actively involved in or seeking to create such products is unknown but, since the studio hasn't made any announcement or have any proven interest in extending the brand beyond the singleplayer RPG series, it seems more likely that the trademarks exist to protect the franchise.

Bethesda hasn't even expressed that big a desire to make an MMO within the Fallout world, licensing those rights out to original Fallout creators Interplay, though those rights are now in jeopardy.

Bethesda has yet to offer up any official comment, though news of a possible Fallout TV series has drawn mixed reactions from fans. We'll keep you posted if there's any more info.

In the mean time, let us know what you think of how Bethesda is handling the Fallout brand in the forums. Would you be interested in a new post-nuclear TV series, or is the genre starting to get a bit over-exposed for you?

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[USRF]Obiwan 20th April 2009, 12:36 Quote
As long as the movie is not directed by Uwe Boll its ok with me
UrbanMarine 20th April 2009, 13:34 Quote
^^^ I hope he doesn't direct the movie either. The TV series should be on a station like HBO.
Yemerich 20th April 2009, 13:55 Quote
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Dear Osama Bin Laden,

the dang capitalists pigs at Bethesda software is ruining a great franchise I am sure you love too, the Fallout series. Can you please send them some airplanes full of nukes to them?

Thanks in advance.
Yemerich
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Dear Yemerich,

After I saw what they've done with FO3, I myself would pilot those planes!

Best regards,
Osama
"
thEcat 20th April 2009, 14:54 Quote
Fallout 3 is all about violence and despair. I can't see this transferring to T.V.

On its own Fallout 3 is a great game, a rollicking good romp but sadly not a worthy successor to Fallout 2 and the exclusivity deal with Microsoft is beyond excuse. It is however a major improvement on the dumbed down travesty of Oblivion. Come on Beth. you can do it, each step forward made in Fo3 has its roots in the pre-Oblivion past, put down the consoles, chill the adrenalin junkies, strike visceral from your dictionary and let the writers have their way.
Evildead666 20th April 2009, 18:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]As long as the movie is not directed by Uwe Boll its ok with me
me too
supaste 21st April 2009, 01:04 Quote
Oh no.
sui_winbolo 21st April 2009, 01:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by thEcat
Fallout 3 is all about violence and despair. I can't see this transferring to T.V.

On its own Fallout 3 is a great game, a rollicking good romp but sadly not a worthy successor to Fallout 2 and the exclusivity deal with Microsoft is beyond excuse. It is however a major improvement on the dumbed down travesty of Oblivion. Come on Beth. you can do it, each step forward made in Fo3 has its roots in the pre-Oblivion past, put down the consoles, chill the adrenalin junkies, strike visceral from your dictionary and let the writers have their way.

Fallout 3 isn't just about the violence and despair, like that's what makes it fun, but violence plays a big role in other video games too.

From what I heard there was a series that sounded similar to Fallout with the post apocalyptic theme. It was called Jericho.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_(TV_series)

I could actually see it working. As long as it is directed well and isn't direct to Sci Fi Channel.

But who knows, it will probably get effed up by doing so. :(

To be honest, this kinda worries me.

I would rather hear about a sequel or an expansion to Fallout 3 instead of a movie or TV series.

Ninja edit 2: lol, I didn't even know there was the mention of Jericho in the article.
The_Beast 21st April 2009, 04:35 Quote
The story line of Fallout is a pretty good one, full of action and would be cool to see as a movie but can they find the right director to make it GOOD
Yemerich 21st April 2009, 05:52 Quote
FO3 about violence and despair? Well, it's such a empty nerfed shell of what it once was...
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