Borderlands is getting the cinematic treatment!
Lionsgate is planning to bring the hit first-person shooter game to the big screen, and they’ve recruited Avi and Ari Arad as producers to help bring the project to life.
“Borderlands has a unique story-driven narrative energy and rich multidimensional characters that position it to become a singular motion picture event,” said the duo in Lionsgate’s official press release.
The Arad’s are best known for their work with Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man,X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.
Unfortunately, Lionsgate did not mention when production on the film is scheduled to begin, nor did they provide a tentative release date.
Borderlands takes place on the planet Pandora, which is located at the end of the universe and has since been deserted by the mining corporation that founded it. But the planet still hosts a colorful cast of characters.
The colonists are drawn there in search of a better life as well as vast mineral resources said to be on the planet, free for the taking, akin to a futuristic gold rush. Some time after settling, the colonists discover that there is little the planet offers aside from some decrepit alien ruins. When the companies mining the planet leave, they let loose the criminals they had employed as forced labor and left any other colonists there. Some of the settlers seek to get rich quick by discovering alien technology. Most others are just trying to survive. After seven Earth years, the planet’s slow orbit brings a transition from winter to spring, and many horrifying creatures emerge from hibernation.
A beacon of hope for the remaining colonists emerges in the form of a mysterious alien Vault carved in the side of a mountain. This Vault is said to contain vast stores of alien technology and secrets. The only problem is that the people who discovered the Vault were completely wiped out by some sort of protective force. The only evidence of their discovery is a scattered radio transmission, proclaiming the Vault’s majesty, but not its location. (Wikia.com)
The game was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It was originally released in 2009 for Xbox, PS3, and PC, and several sequels have been released since.
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