Move over comic books as video games are making their way back to the silver screen. With video game franchises like Assassin’s Creed and the Uncharted series making their way to the big screen we are seeing a resurgence of the worlds of video games making their way back to the silver screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate Films have announced that they will be partnering with Gearbox Software to bring the world of Borderlands to the big screen.
The irreverent first person shooter will be brought to the big screen with the help of Avi Arad, former creative officer of Marvel Entertainment and producer of X-men, Spider-Man, and other Marvel films. In an interview with Variety magazine Lionsgate Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said that “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.”
According to IGN, Lionsgate has been moving towards the video game films following the hiring of Peter Levin as president of a new Interactive Ventures and Games divsion, and investing in Telltale Games back in February.
There hasn’t been much more information announced about the adaptation of the video game franchise, but Lionsgate has made it clear that Borderlands will be developed as a “tentpole feature film,” so it’ll more than likely be a flagship franchise for Lionsgate.