The Borderlands movie is formally occurring, once again. Lionsgate initially revealed a function movie based upon the Borderlands video game franchise in 2015, and the studio revealed on Thursday through a news release that notorious scary director Eli Roth will helm the upcoming adjustment.
Roth– along with manufacturers Avi Arad (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse), Ari Arad, and Erik Feig– will helm the production utilizing a brand-new draft from writer Craig Mazin. Mazin just recently won 2 Emmys for his deal with HBO’sChernobyl
In a news release from Lionsgate, Roth has this to state about the project:
I’m so thrilled to dive into the world of Borderlands and I might not be doing it with a much better script, producing team, and studio. I have a long, effective history with Lionsgate– I feel like we have actually matured together and that whatever in my directing profession has actually resulted in a project of this scale and aspiration.
I anticipate bringing my own energy, concepts, and vision to the wild, enjoyable, and constantly imaginative world of thegame Randy Pitchford and everybody at Transmission have actually been extremely helpful of my concepts– it actually feels like an ideal storm of developers coming together. We are out to make a brand-new classic, one which the fans of the game will like, however likewise one which will discover brand-new audiences worldwide.
Transmission creator Randy Pitchford will likewise function as an executive manufacturer on the movie, in addition to Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.
Pitchford assisted launch Borderlands 3 in 2015, which we stated felt like more of the exact same in our review. Roth’s newest project was the “spoppy” Your house with a Clock in Its Walls, which included a haunting, animatronic Jack Black child. The director is best understood for his gory scary motion pictures, such as Hostel and The Green Inferno.
It’s presently uncertain if the Borderlands movie will re-tell the tale from among the Borderlands games, or inform a various story from the world of Pandora.