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Leigh Whannell to helm Borderlands adaptation?

May 19th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


Leigh Whannell, writer of the Insidious series and the first three Saw movies, is being touted as the director of a Borderlands movie.

Best described as a cross between Doom and World of Warcraft, the first-person shooter/RPG Borderlands games have been shifting units and gathering acclaim since 2009. Set on a lawless abandoned mining colony on a far-flung planet in the distant future, the games see survivors fighting off all manner of alien threats to try and reach a fabled vault full of alien treasure.

The series is just as well known for its irreverent humour and cartoon violence as its action. While Whannell is still an untested director (his directorial debut in Insidious 3 hasn’t been released yet), it’s hoped that he will be able to capture the sense of fun that made the games popular.

And let’s face it, it could be worse: it couldbe Uwe Boll…

Source: Omega Underground

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...