Are we seeing another surge in the Hollywood / Video game genre? With Warcraft being teased and recently Michael Fassbender showing off his new threads for the Assassin’s Creed Movie, Lionsgate is set to bring Borderlands to the big screen
Borderlands is the game franchise developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K and has
Avi Arad (who founded Marvel Studios in 1993) and son Ari Arad are set to produce the feature.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger spoke about the news:
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.
Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick also had this to say about the coming Borderlands movie:
Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises. This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight Borderlands current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world.
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More on this when news surfaces!