Lionsgate developing a Borderlands movie

Gearbox and Lionsgate are teaming up to bring Borderlands to the big screen, in a giant motion picture.
Gearbox and Lionsgate are teaming up to bring Borderlands to the big screen, in a giant motion picture.

The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group is taking on the large challenge of making a movie from one of the best first-person-shooter games, Borderlands. It’s known to be a difficult challenge to turn a video game into a movie, so we can only hope Lionsgate does Borderlands adequate justice. 

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Challenge Accepted; Borderlands Movie

Avi and Ari Arad from Lionsgate are the two producers that will be working towards making a respectable Borderlands movie, with confidence through the roof. Avi Arad was a former chief creative officer from Marvel Entertainment, and you may have seen some of his previous work:

  • X-Men
  • Iron Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man

From the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, seem very optimistic Liongate’s abilities to produce a Borderlands movie that will uphold the same attitude that Borderlands represents; comical fun with a driven plot.

“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 a blockbuster mega-franchise.”

– Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Lionsgate

The year of the motion picture

It seems to be a growing trend as of late, for video game companies to look into motion pictures. It’s been recently found that Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo has considered the idea of furthering the Nintendo movie franchise. Though it would be a difficult challenge, Nintendo now has to compete with Gearbox for the big screen. 

What do you think of Gearbox and Lionsgate teaming together for a Borderlands movie? Do you think they can keep the characters accurate along with the setting? Share your comments below!

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An online college student studying Business Administration and International Business at SNHU. I play a lot of different games, but I prefer management ones, including Minecraft, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Borderlands, and Assassin's Creed.