Epic Games Moving Into Animated Features With ‘Gilgamesh’

Deadline reports that 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 immortalised 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.

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Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.