Feb 20, 2020 04:40 PM EST

Eli Roth to Direct Borderlands Big Screen Adaptation

Eli Roth to Direct Borderlands Big Screen Adaptation

Eli Roth will be directing a big-screen adaptation of the video game "Borderlands". 

The award-winning first-person shooter game has sold more than 57 million units globally and is comprised of three total games. 

"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," said Roth.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President Nathan Kahane also commented on the news, saying, "With Eli's vision and Craig's screenplay, we believe we have cracked the code on bringing the anarchic world of Borderlands to the big screen in a big way that will be a fresh, compelling and cinematic event for moviegoers and fans of the game." 

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