Lionsgate video game franchise Borderlands, is now increasing its repertoire with its very own film adaptation.
The game followed on from the ideas of Bethesda’s Fallout franchise by linking aspects of the shooter and rpg genres. It is a feat that, to this day, is still only done by few. This link created a new genre of fps-rpg (first person shooter role playing game), which to some extent can now also be seen in the highly successful Destiny franchise.
“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.”
Avi Arad founded Marvel Studios in 1993 and resigned 13 years later but will produce the MCU Spider-Man.
The basic story of Borderlands is as follows: “The story of Borderlands takes planet of Pandora, once a hub of industry but now abandoned by the intergalactic megacorporation that strip-mined it. Players take control of vault-hunters, adventurers and treasure hunter working dangerous jobs on the fringe of society.”
It is not known whether the film will link with this story or Borderlands’ two sequels.
Furthermore we don’t know who will star it in, or when it will come out. We just know it’s happening.