Lionsgate to Make a Movie Based on ‘Borderlands’ Video Game
Two of Marvel Studios' top producers are taking Claptrap, Scooter and the rest of the gang to Hollywood in an official Borderlands film.
Lionsgate has announced that they're making a movie based on the comedy-fueled, sci-fi shooter series, Borderlands. According to VentureBeat, Lionsgate will be working with 2K and Gearbox Software in order to make this otherworldly adventure come to life. This is just a few months after Lionsgate made a significant investment in Telltale Games, the studio developing the Tales From the Borderlands adventure series. Last year, Lionsgate hired Peter Levin, the former CEO of Nerdist Industries, to start adapting some of its film franchises into relevant video games, mostly intended for mobile devices and social media websites.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Jon Feltheimer, Michael Burns, Rob, Patrick and the amazing team at Lionsgate and join forces with Take-Two and Gearbox on this incredible property,” said producers Avi and Ari Arad in a statement. “Borderlands has a unique story-driven narrative energy and rich multidimensional characters that position it to become a singular motion picture event.”
Avi and Ari Arad are known for their work producing Blade, Iron Man and The Amazing Spider-Man. Now, they'll be adapting Borderlands for the silver screen. The Borderlands series has been tremendously successful, having shipped more than 26 million copies worldwide since its 2009 debut.
“Creating, developing and continuing to build the Borderlands franchise at Gearbox Software has been an incredible ride where the most powerful fuel to our engine has been the astonishing outpouring of love and devotion from the fans,” said Randy Pitchford, President and Co-Founder of Gearbox Software. “It is the passion of the fans driving the growing success of Borderlands that brought what I believe to be the best team of film producers, marketing and distribution experts in the world together to deliver the exciting story and unique characters of Borderlands to the big screen.”
Unfortunately, there's not much else Lionsgate revealed in terms of the movie itself. We have a feeling Claptrap won't be in theaters until 2017. Nevertheless, stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on the Borderlands movie once more information is available.
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