You know, sitting here with this news of Bethesda submitting a trademark for a television and film adaption of their Fallout franchise, it struck me not as odd, but actually as rather obvious. If Bethesda, or rather, their parent company ZeniMax Media actually go through with this, they could potentially have something huge. How huge? Think about it. What's one of TV's currently most popular shows right now? Lost.
Now imagine a Fallout series about a tiny population that is trying to survive in a post apocalyptic world, with groups and factions competing against each other (or whatever) and you've got yourself a very interesting concept. With a franchise like Fallout, the sky is the limit, there's quite a lot that can be done with this brand, and both a film and a TV series are the ideal formats to really bring that potential out.
Furthermore, it's important to note that ZeniMax isn't just your average corp. that owns a videogame company, it's board of directors includes a cast of very notable people in the entertainment world, such as: producer Jerry Bruckheimer, CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves, and MGM Chairman and CEO Harry E. Sloan. So if ZeniMax is indeed serious about this venture, they have the ideal means to get it off the ground.
Related Game(s): Fallout 3