Borderlands Movie In Production Directed By Eli Roth

Brenda Watkins
February 21, 2020

The script Roth mentioned was written by Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for his work on HBO's Chernobyl.

For the uninitiated, Eli Roth is a director known for his brand of horror comedy and slasher films, such as Hostel and the Thanksgiving portion of the double-feature film, Grindhouse.

The film is being executive produced by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, as well as Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

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Lionsgage Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane also said that they cracked the code on bringing the property to the big screen, so hopefully this team can deliver a truly great video game movie.

Pitchford accidentally tweeted the news a little early before removing it on Wednesday - as spotted by Kotaku via our chums at Videogamer - but overnight the appointment was confirmed by Roth himself on his own Twitter account and via a press release on Thursday evening from movie studio Lionsgate before Pitchford put the tweet back up.

There will certainly be a ton of interest in this project. The series was created by Gearbox Software and 2K Games. The most recent installment, "Borderlands 3", was released in September 2019, and has already sold almost 8 million units worldwide and was honored with the award for Best Multiplayer Game at Gamescom. The original game was "set in the distant future, at a time when various mega-corporations seek control of various planets to colonize and mine for their mineral wealth and resources". That turned out to be for naught though, and they don't find much other than some alien artifacts and risky indigenous lifeforms. The games pick up after this, as it seems that Pandora is not as devoid of wealth as it initially seemed.

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