This just in; Borderlands is getting a movie adaptation !
— Borderlands (@Borderlands) August 28, 2015
Lionsgate is developing a tentpole movie based on the videogame “Borderlands,” with producers Avi and his son Ari Arad who have been involved in the creation of the film franchises for Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade. Since Nerdist Industries CEO Peter Levin became president of interactive ventures and games, Lionsgate has made a major push into video game franchises last year.
“Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises,” Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick said. “This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight ‘Borderlands” current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world.”