The Borderlands film is formally occurring, once more. Lionsgate initially introduced a characteristic movie based mostly on the Borderlands online game franchise in 2015, and the studio introduced on Thursday by way of a press launch that notorious horror director Eli Roth will helm the upcoming adaptation.
Roth — alongside producers Avi Arad (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse), Ari Arad, and Erik Feig — will helm the manufacturing utilizing a brand new draft from author Craig Mazin. Mazin just lately gained two Emmys for his work on HBO’s Chernobyl.
In a press launch from Lionsgate, Roth has this to say concerning the challenge:
I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands and I couldn’t be doing it with a greater script, producing group, and studio. I’ve an extended, profitable historical past with Lionsgate – I really feel like we have now grown up collectively and that every little thing in my directing profession has led to a challenge of this scale and ambition.
I look ahead to bringing my very own power, concepts, and imaginative and prescient to the wild, enjoyable, and endlessly inventive world of the sport. Randy Pitchford and everybody at Gearbox have been extremely supportive of my concepts – it actually looks like an ideal storm of creators coming collectively. We’re out to make a brand new traditional, one which the followers of the sport will love, but additionally one which is able to discover new audiences globally.
Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford may also function an govt producer on the movie, in addition to Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.
Pitchford helped launch Borderlands 3 final yr, which we mentioned felt like extra of the identical in our overview. Roth’s most up-to-date challenge was the “spoppy” The Home with a Clock in Its Partitions, which featured a haunting, animatronic Jack Black child. However the director is finest recognized for his gory horror motion pictures, akin to Hostel and The Inexperienced Inferno.
It’s presently unclear if the Borderlands film will re-tell the story from one of many Borderlands video games, or inform a special story from the world of Pandora.