Today, Deadline announced that famous horror director Eli Roth (The Green Inferno) has been tapped to adapt a feature film based on the video game Borderlands. The film is being produced by Lionsgate since 2015 and will begin production later this year.
Borderlands is set in the distant future, in which four “Vault Hunters” travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault, rumored to contain advanced alien technology. The hunters find themselves battling the local wildlife and bandit population, but ultimately attempt to stop the head of a private corporation army from reaching the vault first
Longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad is set to produce the project. With screenwriter Craig Mazin penning the latest draft of the project. Lastly, Eli Roth adds:
“I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio. I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game. Randy Pitchford and everyone at Gearbox have been incredibly supportive of my ideas – it really feels like a perfect storm of creators coming together. We are out to make a new classic, one which the fans of the game will love, but also one which will find new audiences globally.”
Borderlands has no set release date