Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has entertained the idea of potentially turning his blockbuster movies into video games. The Tenet director, who admitted that the process would be “complicated”, also confirmed his interest in a potential gaming project.
Nolan, who recently hit headlines following his heavy criticism of Warner Bros and their partnership with streaming giant HBO Max, isn’t averse to the idea of his feature films being converted into a new medium. The director, whose work has garnered more than $5billion at the box office, has fully established his legacy as one of the most profitable filmmakers in history.
While the world of gaming continues to flex its muscles on the biggest stage, Nolan was drawn into a conversation during a recent fan Q&A hosted by journalist Geoff Keighley. While Nolan admitted that converting films into games is a “complicated” process that would “[take] a long time”, he did confess to having considered the idea.
“You don’t want to just be doing a licensed game, you don’t want to just be tying in with something and using the brand established by the film,” the director said. “The same way you don’t want, actually when people do adaptions to film from a video game, you don’t want to just draft off the brand.
He continued: “You want it to be something great in its own right.”
“I think my time and energy, I’ve wound up devoting it all to film and seeing how difficult that is, it’s not something you’d ever take on lightly but it’s definitely something I’m interested in, it’s an amazing world.”
See the full interview, below.