The Borderlands franchise is more than just three games. In fact, it consists of multiple comics and a side game, to be precise. Over the year, the franchise has grown and evolved to an extent that it has become one of the most popular gaming franchises ever made. And now, it seems like the series is awaiting its first major movie.
According to reports, Lionsgate is currently set to make a movie based on the franchise, with Avi and Ari Arad as the producers. In case you weren't aware, Avi and Ari Arad are the same guys who have produced multiple superhero film franchises like Blade, Iron Man, and X-Men.
Lionsgate co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger explained: "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."
"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."
Take Two Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick also spoke quite positively about the upcoming movie spin-off, stating: "Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises."
"This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight 'Borderlands' current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world."
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