Epic Games looking into Fortnite film

Epic Games looking into Fortnite film

Developer and publisher Epic Games is reportedly investigating making a Fortnite movie.

That's according to The Information, which says that the firm is looking into forming an entertainment division that could work on "scripted video programming." Sources have told the outlet that this might include a film based on smash hit battle royale title Fortnite.

To this end, Epic has hired a number of execs from Lucasfilm. This includes former VP of Physical Production Jason McGatlin, who is now president of Special Projects at the Fortnite maker and worked on all of Disney's Star Wars films. Epic has also snapped up Chris Furia, who is currently employed as VP of production finance and story development coordinator Shawn Gagne.

Since it was launched back in 2017, Fortnite has attracted more than 350 million users.

As of April 2021, Epic is worth $28.7 billion after closing a $1 billion funding round.

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