So far, San Diego Comic-Con has been another entertaining year for attendees over on the west coast. Traditionally, developers & publishers make appearances at the show featuring content for comic-tied titles. For instance, Insomniac Games presented more Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 with a new trailer featuring the full look at Venom for the PlayStation exclusive.
Additionally, Sony Interactive Entertainment also issued the first glimpse at the all new Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PlayStation 5 Edition console. Pre-orders for the new model is said to go live later this July. Even NetherRealm Studios was present to feature a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 which headlined Homelander, Omni-Man, and Peacemaker for the upcoming Kombat Pass for the game.
Now new discussion has surfaced for an upcoming Fortnite movie thanks to one exchange from Fast X director Louis Leterrier. Caught by ScreenRant, the director during one panel expressed heavy interest to approach the project with a live-action film. “[I would direct a Fortnite movie] because the game is incredible. The characters… I mean there’s so much more to be told. It’d be funny. It would be full of action and everything,” he said.
So far, there has been limited reach in terms of Fortnite expanding into transmedia. Although the lore for the Epic Games universe is present with each season & chapter that drops, there has been no evident effort to expand the series beyond into film or even television. It is no secret much of the resources is poured into content for collaborations and other features.
Previously, another Fast & Furious director expressed interest to adapt a separate video game movie. In that, F. Gary Gray when speaking to IGN shared he is pursuing a film adaptation on Volition’s Saints Row. But years later, little has earthed on the progress of this effort. You can read the full report by heading here.
Would you watch a Fortnite film if it hit theaters?