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Lionsgate planning movie based on Borderlands video game

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Lionsgate is partnering with veteran producers Avi and Ari Arad (Iron Man) to turn the popular video game Borderlands — a first-person shooter video game by Gearbox Software that has sold more than 26 million copies since its 2009 launch — into a tentpole movie.

“We believe that we’ve brought together the right partners, the ideal creative team and the perfect property to launch a new motion picture tentpole for a global audience,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a statement. “The Borderlands games don’t pull any punches, and we’ll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series blockbuster mega-franchise.”

The Arad father-and-son team produced Marvel’s movies for more than a decade, including the Spider-Mans, X-MenGhost Rider, and Blade. Lionsgate has successfully adapted The Hunger Games and Divergent for the screen.