Lionsgate announced today on the web that they’re creating a movie based on the wildly popular video game title Borderlands!
The film is being produced by Avi and Ari Arad, who’ve been linked to movies such as Blade, X-Men, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider Man, and Ghost Rider. Not to mention Uncharted, Ghost in the Shell, and Metal Gear Solid.
“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.”
It’s been a long time (ever?) since we have had a good video game movie adaptation, but we can only hope with all the greatness, and likable characters, in Borderlands wins the day.