Talk of a Borderlands movie adaptation has been talked about for several years now, and this morning brings word that Eli Roth is stepping on board to direct just such a film.
Courtesy of Deadline, the Cabin Fever and Hostel helmer is directing Borderlands for Lionsgate. The current plan is for production on the picture to being later this year, with a draft already in place from Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin.
For those not familiar with the Borderlands video game franchise, the official word reads:
Borderlands is set in the distant future, in which four ‘Vault Hunter’ travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault, rumoured to contain advanced alien technology. The hunters find themselves battling the local wildlife and bandit population, but ultimately attempt to stop the head of a private corporation army from reaching the vault first.
As a video game series, Borderlands began back in 2009. Since then, there have been three follow-up games, several spin-off games, a comic book series, and several novels.
Given Roth’s penchant for intensity and humour, he could well be the perfect choice to oversee the oft-erratic and outright nuts world of the Borderlands games.