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