Borderlands movie in the works with director Eli Roth, writer Craig Mazin
Pandora is set to hit the big screen, folks.
Lionsgate announced they’re currently developing a live action movie based on the Borderlands video games. Lionsgate has been developing the project since 2015 and have now brought director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) to helm the film with a script written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Huntsman: Winter’s War).
The film will seem to follow along the same lines as the games with four Vault Hunters traveling to Pandora in search of an alien vault that apparently holds advanced alien technology. As any of you who played the game knows, getting to that vault isn’t easy, having to deal with a variety of creatures and bandits standing in your way.
“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,” Roth said in a statement. “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.”
A release window has yet to be shared.