Gamespot reports that Pete Hines says Bethesda has been approached a lot about making a movie based in the Elder Scrolls universe, but the movie only will be done if Peter Jackson on board to do it…
“I think if Peter Jackson turned up at [Bethesda game director Todd Howard]’s office and said, ‘I want to do Elder Scrolls,’ well that would be a pretty serious conversation you would have to listen to. But I think Peter is probably pretty busy (laughs). So I don’t see us anytime soon looking at movies.”
Hines also said the deal would have to be contingent on Bethesda having “complete control” of the film adaptation…and that usually doesn’t happen.
“I don’t know anybody who actually has total control over the film adaptation of their video game…If you did, why would you not just make it yourself? Of course the film studio and the scriptwriter and the director are going to have a ton of say. They will have their own vision. So we get asked all the time, but we see it as a distraction. We’re a video games company; let’s do what we know.”
What you think?