Lionsgate is developing a film based on the critically acclaimed video game series, Borderlands.
According to Variety, the film is being produced by father and son Avi and Ari Arad, who have been involved in major Hollywood franchises. These include Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.
The film company has been making a push into video games for a while and last year, they hired 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.”
Since Borderland’s launch in 2009, the game has shipped more than 26 million copies; that’s including 8 million during Take-Two’s 2015 fiscal year.