Lionsgate to Make a Film Based on the Video Game Borderlands. Lionsgate is on the verge of developing a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed video game series Borderlands. Avi Arad and Ari Arad will be on board to produce the Borderlands film.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Jon Feltheimer, Michael Burns, Rob, Patrick and the amazing team at Lionsgate and join forces with Take-Two and Gearbox on this incredible property,” said the father-son producing duo in a press release. “Borderlands has a unique story-driven narrative energy and rich multidimensional characters that position it to become a singular motion picture event.”
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger also spoke about their goal in creating a film based on Borderlands. “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,” Friedman and Wachsberger said. The two Lionsgate officials later add:
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.
“Creating, developing and continuing to build the ‘Borderlands’ franchise at Gearbox Software has been an incredible ride where the most powerful fuel to our engine has been the astonishing outpouring of love and devotion from the fans,” said Randy Pitchfork, president and co-founder of Gearbox Software. Pitchfork also said:
It is the passion of the fans driving the growing success of Borderlands that brought what I believe to be the best team of film producers, marketing and distribution experts in the world together to deliver the exciting story and unique characters of Borderlands to the big screen.
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands first came out in 2009 and followed up with a sequel in 2012 and a pre-sequel in 2014. The game takes place in a distant future in the far reaches of space in a planet called Pandora where bounty hunters seek fortune in a desolate wasteland. Players take control of one of these fortune seekers where they go in search of a vault that is rumored to contain alien technology and uncover the secrets of Pandora.
So what do you guys think of a big-screen version of Borderlands? Are you excited for Borderlands to become a film?
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