It looks like we’re going to be getting a Borderlands movie from Eli Roth of all people.
Eli Roth’s been making very interesting decisions in his career as a filmmaker.
He is traditionally known as the guy who made the rather horrible Hostel movies.
He also produced the likes of The Stranger, Clown and The Last Exorcism.
However, in recent years he’s decided to make a different type of movie.
He made Death Wish, which really wasn’t good, but then he made a horror-inflected kids movie in The House With A Clock In Its Wall.
He’s now attached himself to the Borderlands movie, which is a really interesting choice.
This news comes from Empire Online and there’s a possibility that he could turn the Gearbox Software game into the very best video game movie ever made.
Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin has written the script, or at least the most recent version of it.
Roth might do a rewrite of his own on the script and then shooting could begin later this year.
Eli Roth will be directing a Borderlands movie
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Here’s what Eli Roth said about directing the Borderlands movie:
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.
What do you make of this? Are you looking forward to see Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie and do you think it could end up being the best video game movie ever made?
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