The latest video game franchise to be snapped up by Hollywood is 2K’s Borderlands, which will now become a tentpole movie for Lionsgate.
“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,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “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.”
The movie will be produced by Avi Arad, previously responsible for Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Blade and, uhm, Ghost Rider. Can’t win them all I guess. He is also the man trying to get the Uncharted movie off the ground.
No dates were given for the movie but I would place bets on Borderlands III being out before it’s cinematic counterpart.