Gamers have yet to witness a good video game movie. Some are wary of filmmakers taking interest into making live-adaptions of video games?after?the recently horrible showing of ?Pixels? and ?Hitman: Agent 47?. Lionsgate however is looking to break the trend with a Borderlands movie as the team promised to give a faithful big screen rendition of the game along with a R-rating.
?Lionsgate really seems to get Borderlands,? Gearbox President Randy Pitchford said at PAX 2015 in Seattle as reported by Gamespot. ?And we?re giving a mission to them, to make the first good movie based on a video game. And knowing Borderlands, it?s probably going to be rated R.?
Borderlands is a FPS game heavily inspired by Mad Max but with futuristic weapons, devices, and a ton of campy humor. You can see an example of Borderlands’ humor in the video below:
Lionsgate is claiming to stay truthful to the nature of Borderlands by retaining the games? ?in-you-face? attitude, President of games for Lionsgate Peter Levin said as reported by Gamespot.
?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,? Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick claimed as reported by Variety.
Hopefully, they remain true to their word as most?video-game-turned movies only borrow the appearance and the names of the characters.
The Borderlands movie will be produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad who are known for producing well-received films such as X-Men 1 and X-Men 2, Blade 1 & Blade 2, Spider-Man 1 & 2, and the Incredible Hulk. They have also handled non well-received movies such as Elektra, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hulk (2003), Blade: Trinity, Ghost Rider, and Spider-Man 3.
Another Bad Video Game Movie?
Videogame movies have long been hard on the eyes for fans of the games as they allege that movie producers squanders on the characters and most especially the plot of their beloved titles. Lionsgate however can easily hook fans of the game and easily turn it into a good film if they can closely resemble Telltale Games’ Tales from the Borderlands. Tales from the Borderlands is a narrative-driven game which was? able to tell a compelling story without sacrificing the charm and humor of the franchise.
As of today, there?s still no definte release date for the film, and it might take years before we get our first glimpse of the teaser, and as with most fans, we also can?t wait for it!