Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lionsgate planning movie based on Borderlands video game

Posted on

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.