DEATH WISH Director Eli Roth to Helm a Feature Film Based on BORDERLANDS for Lionsgate
Eli Roth is officially set to direct a movie adaptation of Gearbox Software's long-running Borderlands game series, suggesting that Sonic the Hedgehog's excellent box-office performance was just the beginning of a video game movie resurgence.
Roth, who's responsible for the Hostel series, The Green Inferno, Death Wish and The House with a Clock in Its Walls, will helm the motion picture for Lionsgate, with Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Erik Feig producing the film.
“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," Roth said in a statement.
While the movie was announced back in 2015, it seems that the flick has started gaining traction just now.
"With Eli's vision and Craig's screenplay, we believe we have cracked the code on bringing the anarchic world of Borderlands to the big screen in a big way that will be a fresh, compelling and cinematic event for moviegoers and fans of the game," Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, added.
Eli Roth's take on Borderlands — set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — doesn't have a release date yet.