In a few years, you may see a version of Gearbox Software's Borderlands game franchise up on the big screen. The developer announced that a feature film based on the first-person shooter-RPG hybrid game series is in the works as a "tentpole" project at Lionsgate, with former Marvel Studios executives Avi and Ari Arad producing the movie.
Liongate's biggest movie hits so far have been The Hunger Games series, and with that franchise ending later this year with the fourth, and final movie, the studio apparently is looking for more high-profile content to take its place. Here's a snip from the official press release:
"We believe that we've brought together the right partners, the ideal creative team and the perfect property to launch a new motion picture tent-pole for a global audience," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. "Part of our strategy in entering the game space under Peter Levin has been to source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows. The Borderlands games don't pull any punches, and we'll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise."
There's no word on when the movie will be released, as the director and writers have yet to be picked. Gearbox and publisher 2K Games recently released Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the Xbox One console.
Source: Gearbox Software