We’ve seen many a video game movie spawn over the years. From Resident Evil to Tomb Raider, it’s likely that your favourite franchise has been given the Hollywood treatment and turned into a silver screen feature.
Trouble is, not many of them turn out to be any good.
Today, it’s been announced that Borderlands is the next in line to be turned into a movie, in development by Lionsgate Studios. It seems the studio is having a big interest in the video games industry, starting with its joint venture with Telltale Games, announced earlier this year. Its President of Interactive Ventures and Games, Peter Levin, says the move is in line with their strategy to “source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows”, and the video game sphere is the best place to do that.
The Borderlands movie will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad, whose names appear on the credits of major film franchises Iron Man, Spider Man and X-Men, amongst others.
Details of the film itself are sparse at the moment, but we imagine it’ll be set in the familiar wasteland of Pandora… and we can only but hope that Tiny Tina will feature a starring role.