Fortnite is planning on streaming Christopher Nolan movies
The popular video game is giving fans something different to take in
Movie theaters will need to wait sometime before being able to reopen due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, so, in the meantime, a video game is bringing some big-screen entertainment to its grounds. One of the most popular and most-played video games, Fortnite, announced yesterday that it will host a “Movie Nite at Party Royale’s Big Screen” this coming Friday. This experience within the Party Royale event is described by Fortnite as a “new experimental and evolving space,” and will include three streamed Christopher Nolan classics.
The movie night will be available for players depending on the country they live in, but they will be able to watch one of the movies directed by Nolan directly in the video game space. This first experiment announced the three films to be “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” and “The Prestige.” For instance, players in the US will have the opportunity to watch “Inception” on three different schedules: 8 AM ET, 8 PM ET and 11:55 PM. There is more information about this virtual event that can be found on the games website.
“Navigating distribution rights for different countries and languages for full movies is challenging,” developer Epic Games said in a press release. “As part of this first test, we wanted as many people to experience Movie Nite as possible. The film you’ll be able to watch will depend on your country, and unfortunately, we couldn’t reach everyone with these screenings.” Epic added, “We believe the idea of getting together with your friends and family at Party Royale to watch a movie is powerful and exciting,” they continued, “and we’re looking at ways to increase global participation in the future.”