Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has announced via a tweet this morning that The Borderlands movie we've all been speculating about is in fact happening and that it will be directed by non other than Eli Roth. In his tweet Randy Pitchford said:
" I'm very excited to welcome Eli Roth as Director of the Borderlands movie in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions. Please welcome @Eliroth to the team and be sure to catch the @GearboxOfficial Main Theatre Show at #PAXEast on 2/27 to learn more #borderlandsmovie"
In a press release from Lionsgate, Roth said this about the upcoming project:
“I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio. I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition.”
“I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game. Randy Pitchford and everyone at Gearbox have been incredibly supportive of my ideas – it really feels like a perfect storm of creators coming together. We are out to make a new classic, one which the fans of the game will love, but also one which will find new audiences globally.”
We're yet to receive information about whether this movie will follow the story of one of the Borderlands games or if it will be a standalone story, However were sure that either way it will be action packed and hilarity will ensue.
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