Thanks to success of Tomb Raider, Rampage, Detective Pikachu, and Sonic The Hedgehog, more film adaptations of popular video games are said to be heading to the big screen. The latest of these is a Borderlands film, which will be directed by Eli Roth.
The Borderlands film was first announced by Lionsgate in 2015. Roth, who is mostly known for his horror films, posted on Twitter that he was so excited to be part of the Borderlands family and thanked everyone involved for being so welcoming to him.
So excited to be part of the @Borderlands family! Thank you @GearboxOfficial @Lionsgate @DuvalMagic, @picturestart, Arad Productions and everyone for welcoming me in. See you on Pandora! pic.twitter.com/UspqIcoerF
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) February 20, 2020
According to the press release, the Hostel director is looking forward to bringing his own ideas, energy and vision to the world of Borderlands. Moreover, he feels that everything in his directing career has been leading up to a project of this scale and ambition. “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. 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.”
Joining Roth will be Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin and producers Avi and Ari Arad. Beyond this not much more has been revealed about the project. However, seeing how crazy and weird the source material is, we fully expect a film in the same vein.
“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,” Roth continued.
Hopefully, the film will not follow in the footsteps of some of the more horrible video game film adaptations from the past. With Eli Roth at the helm, we can only imagine how crazy the Borderlands film will end up being.