Eli Roth to Direct ‘Borderlands’ Movie Based on Video Game Series at Lionsgate

Eli Roth is set to direct a movie based on the popular video game trilogy “Borderlands” from Gearbox Software and publisher 2K that will be set up at Lionsgate, the studio’s motion picture group president Nathan Kahane and president of motion picture production Erin Westerman announced Thursday.“Borderlands,” which was first announced as a movie as far back as 2015, is an irreverent and visceral first person shooter and role-playing game about four “Vault Hunters” on a planet called Pandora who battle against local bandits and marauders in their search for a hidden vault rumored to contain advanced alien technology.“Chernobyl” screenwriter Craig Mazin wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.

Roth joins producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who are producing through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, through his Picturestart banner.Production is expected to begin on the “Borderlands” movie later this year.Also Read: ‘

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