Christopher Nolan Expresses Interest In Adapting His Films Into Video Games
When a new movie makes it to the theaters (and HBO Max, nowadays) it’s often easy to discern whether or not the IP would be well-suited for a video game adaptation. While one would not immediately consider TENET or even Inception to be adequate source material for a video game adaptation, Christopher Nolan has nonetheless expressed interest in adapting his films into games at some point in the future.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 21, 2020
During a recent interview with Geoff Keighley, Christopher Nolan was asked if he would ever want one of his films to be adapted into a video game, and if so, which one. The film director was admirably level-headed in his response, acknowledging the difficulties of making video games while specifically not wanting to make a game that needed to be propped up by its established brand. “Making films is complicated and takes a long time. Making video games is even more complicated and takes even longer,” Nolan said.
The way the video game industry works […] it’s really tough. You don’t want to just be doing a licensed game; tying it into something and using the brand established by the film. […] You don’t want it to just draft off the brand. You want it to be something great in its own right. […] It’s not something you’d ever take on lightly but it’s definitely something I’m interested in.”
Christopher Nolan further mentions that he went “fairly down the road” towards adapting Inception into a video game before the project eventually fell apart. The film director hasn’t shown any interest in pausing his career, so there’s always the possibility that his next film after TENET could see a video game adaptation.
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