The master of horror is back! Director Eli Roth will direct an adaptation of the well-known video game Borderlands for Lionsgate. Roth will direct from a script written by two-time Emmy winner Craig Mazin. Avi Arad and Arid Arad via Arad Productions will produce the film, along with Erik Feig’s Picturestart.
Borderlands’ follows a group of four Vault Hunters as they travel to the planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault. This vault is rumored to hold advanced alien technology. Soon, they will have to battle the local wildlife and bandit population, all while trying to stop a private army from getting to the vault first.
“I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio. I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate — I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game. Randy Pitchford and everyone at Gearbox have been incredibly supportive of my ideas — it really feels like a perfect storm of creators coming together. We are out to make a new classic, one which the fans of the game will love, but also one which will find new audiences globally.”
Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group; expressed:
“With Eli’s vision and Craig’s screenplay, we believe we have cracked the code on bringing the anarchic world of Borderlands to the big screen in a big way that will be a fresh, compelling and cinematic event for moviegoers and fans of the game.”
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