I was only saying yesterday how I didn’t really care for the Borderlands universe until Telltale converted me. So while the majority of videogame movies are absolutely pants, I won’t write off a Borderlands movie just yet. The first Silent Hill managed to be quite good, didn’t it?
Though the main games don’t really make the most of their universe, it’s a good setting for a film – a frontier planet where people compete with each other to scrape by and find the treasure vaults of ancient alien civilizations; all while trying to not get eaten by the fauna.
Father and son movie producers Avi and Ari Arad will be on production duties. The duo have previously worked on a bunch of Marvel movies, including the brilliant Iron Man and are currently working on an adaptation of the Uncharted games.
Last year Lionsgate made steps towards becoming a big player in videogame movie adaptations when they name Nerdist Industries CEO Peter Levin as president of interactive ventures and games.
“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.”
How do you feel about a Borderlands film? Do you agree it’s a good backdrop for a movie? Tell me how right I am in the comments.