Somehow, the idea of a Fortnite movie hasn't surfaced until now. But that last barrier holding Epic's battle royale from total cultural saturation may soon fall, as the publisher has reportedly floated the idea of a feature-length Fortnite film.
That news comes from a paywalled report from The Information (opens in new tab) (via Eurogamer (opens in new tab)), which suggests the move comes as an attempt to diversify after Epic's court scuffle with Apple. We reckoned Epic came out on top of that fight (opens in new tab), but with apparent restrictions on its ability to push further into the mobile space, The Information reports Epic wants to start an entertainment division focused on "scripted video content".
While not yet formalised, plans for an entertainment division arose after Epic hired three Lucasfilm executives at the start of the year—including Jason McGatlin, who went from former VP of physical production at the Star Wars studio to become head of "special projects" at Epic.
That said, there's nothing concrete laid out right now. People "familiar with the situation" only told The Information that a movie was possible and that internal discussions had occurred. But considering Epic's close ties with Hollywood (from recurring Marvel tie-ins (opens in new tab) to 80s action throwbacks (opens in new tab)) it almost seems a question of when, not if.