'Borderlands' Videogame Movie In The Works At Lionsgate!!

By Matt O'Bryant

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First reported by Variety earlier today, Lionsgate studios and producer Ari Arad are developing a movie adaptation of the hugely popular game Borderlands!  Get the details below.

According to Variety:

Lionsgate made a major push last year into videogames when it named Nerdist Industries CEO Peter Levin as president of interactive ventures and games.

“Part of our strategy in entering the game space under Peter Levin has been to source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “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.”

The deal was orchestrated by a Lionsgate team led by Peter Levin, Summit Entertainment President of Production Geoff Shaevitz and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President of Business and Legal Affairs Patricia Laucella.
— Variety

“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter videogame created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. More than 26 million copies of the game have been shipped worldwide, including 8 million during Take-Two’s 2015 fiscal year, which ended March 31.

The game is set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — the planet of Pandora — which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events.

Check back here @ECMG for more details as this story progresses.

Leave us your thoughts readers.  Is Borderlands the right kind of games to adapt to the big screen?  Does anyone really want a Borderlands game before all the other great videogames properties out their come to the big screen?