‘Fortnite’ Creator Epic Games Makes Foray Into Movies With Animated Pic ‘Gilgamesh’

‘Fortnite’ Creator Epic Games Makes Foray Into Movies With Animated Pic ‘Gilgamesh’
Exclusive: Fortnite developer and publisher Epic Games is set to make its first known investment in feature films with animated movie Gilgamesh, based on the hero from ancient Mesopotamian mythology.

The developer is teaming up with Latin American animation studio Hook Up and Argentinian firms DuermeVela and FilmSharks on the project, which will use Epic’s Unreal Engine technology to chart the exploits and adventures of the king-turned-deity Gilgamesh who was immortalized in the epic poem which bears his name and which is said to have influenced Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad.

The film, which will have English and Spanish versions, will explore demigod Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality and his rivalry then friendship with wild man Enkidu.

Epic’s $100M MegaGrants fund is investing in the project, which will be directed by Argentinian filmmaker Tomas Lipgot, who most recently produced 2019 Spanish-language feature The Adopters (a Sony Pictures Television acquisition in LatAm) through his banner DuermeVela.
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