1 Surprising Clint Eastwood Film Was a Huge Inspiration for Prime Video’s Fallout TV Show According to Jonah Nolan

The epic spaghetti Western film was important for the show.

Clint Eastwood Film Was a Huge Inspiration for Prime Video's Fallout TV Show According to Jonah Nolan

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  • The classic Clint Eastwood film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly highly inspired the Fallout TV show.
  • Series creator Jonah Nolan said that there was a lot of discussion about the film and its characters.
  • The three main characters in Fallout are behind the same unknown thing, like how the ones in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly were after Gold.
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Fallout is one of the most popular video game franchises and is finally getting a live-action TV adaptation, which is set to release on Prime Video on April 11. The series has some of the best names in the film industry, including Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

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The show will tell an original story and put three characters at the center of it: Lucy, Maximus, and the Ghoul, played by Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, and Walton Goggins, respectively. The creator of the series has now revealed that one classic Clint Eastwood film was a big inspiration for the show.

One Clint Eastwood Film Was an Inspiration for the Fallout TV Show

Fallout show has been highly inspired by classic film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The Fallout show has been highly inspired by the classic film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Fallout TV show will present a fresh approach to the game’s source material and tell an original story. There are three characters at the center of the story: Lucy, Maximus, and the Ghoul, and this was inspired by the classic film The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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This was revealed by the writer, director, and producer of the series, Jonathan Nolan, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Nolan said that there was “a lot” of discussion about the film’s characters and the ones in the upcoming show.

He said that Lucy is a “plucky optimistic vault-dweller who strives into the world to win the hearts and minds of whoever is alive,” and then there’s Walton Goggins’ “The Ghoul,” who is “ruthless, heartless, and will take the most expedient route” to achieve whatever he wants.

He further added, “Then you have Aaron Moten’s character, who is in the middle, which is how I play the games.” All these characters are looking for the same unknown thing, similar to the characters in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, as they are all also in search of Confederate Gold.

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The Characters Have More Similarities Than Just the End Goal

The characters in the show are in search of the same thing, just like in the film.
The characters in the show are in search of the same thing, just like in the film.

Ella Purnell’s Lucy MacLean has lived in Vault 33 for most of her life, and she is very innocent and unaware of what’s outside at the beginning of the series, but she will soon find out as she goes out. The Ghoul is a bounty hunter and one of the other important characters.

Lastly, Moten’s Maximus is exactly the opposite of Lucy; he has lived almost his entire life in the wasteland before he became a squire of the Brotherhood of Steel. This is also very similar to the main characters in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Moreover, Lucy and Maximus are seemingly allying as per a teaser video, which is also what happened between Tuco and Blondie in the film. However, Blondie and Tuco have a falling out as Blondie betrays Tuco and the latter seeks revenge against him.

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Nolan also mentioned that showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner “nailed’ the feeling of an RPG title in the game without the viewers making any choices for the characters, but “the characters are making those choices.”

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Written by Rohit Tiwari

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.