Borderlands Movie Plans

Lionsgate is planning "a tent-pole feature film" based on Borderlands, Gearbox Software's first-person shooter franchise. The studio has concentrated on young adult titles the past few years, and has more recently begun dabbling in game-related projects with Telltale and Starbreeze. Here's word:
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands®, and renowned producers Avi and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today. Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

The award-winning Borderlands franchise has been lauded by critics and over the years has built a passionate global fan base, shipping more than 26 million copies around the world since its launch in 2009, including 8 million copies shipped during Take Two's fiscal year 2015 alone. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi universe, Borderlands is best known for Gearbox's blending of irreverent humor and characters, with a unique comic-book art style, and co-operative four-player genre-bending, loot-grabbing gameplay. It's a franchise that in the last six years has ushered in a new and popular category of first-person shooters.

The Borderlands film creative team will be led by producers Avi and Ari Arad, who are responsible for some of the most successful motion picture and television franchises in history, including Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.

"We believe that we've brought together the right partners, the ideal creative team and the perfect property to launch a new motion picture tent-pole for a global audience," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. "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."
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SlimRam wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 10:54:
They need to get Tim Burton to do it and his wife Helena Bonham Carter could be Moxxie! RAAAWWWWWR

They got divorced...but perhaps that would work out really well in terms of her playing Moxxie.
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They need to get Tim Burton to do it and his wife Helena Bonham Carter could be Moxxie! RAAAWWWWWR
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harlock wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:32:
btw the whole Handsome Jack character made me want to track down the writer and punch him in the brain.. voice actor didnt help at either

EVERYTHING with Borderlands 2 made me want to slaughter the writer whenever the shooting stopped. I'm still amazed at what this franchise became after being built on some of the strongest co-op gameplay out there. Maybe it's because I played it on a console / couch situation and had an easier chance to enjoy that possibility. Surviving a tough boss battle with your friends a few feet away and hollering the whole time before overcoming the challenge is something that neither a voice in a headset nor creative writing / scripting can ever replicate.

I don't figure it'll be SMB bad, but I'm expecting somewhere between Double Dragon and Doom. Maybe if we're lucky it'll be on par with Tank Girl.
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I always thought Bounty Killer pretty much nailed Borderlands feel already.
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Find a way to get Rodriguez or Tarantino to direct/write it.

That would be entertainment right there. I don't know if it would actually be good but I am laughing just thinking about the possibilities.
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 19:26:
.Drifter wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:06:
I don't really see this working out too well, especially if it's live action.
All they need to do is make it Mad Max: Fury Road only with vault hunters and job done. They won't though, they'll fuck it up and use horrific amounts of CGI and horrible dialogue.

I'd rather the movie be something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXoeT0W1waA rather than a live action with CGI.
To be honest though, I'd rather see more Codehunters than a Borderlands movie, lol.
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Flatline wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 19:49:
The idea of a Boarderlands movie seems like a goofier, ultraviolent version of Firefly.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
Firefly meets Guardians of the Galaxy.

It won't be easy to get right, but it can definitely be done. And I'm all for it.
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jacobvandy wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:52:
I could see them doing live action with a lot of CGI to layer the signature art style on top of everything. Then it'd be pretty easy to pull off some of the more bizarre characters and settings. I wonder if they'll have voice talent from the games involved? There's no way they'll change Claptrap, right?

Don't even need to CGI the actors much. Look at the incredible Borderlands cosplay from numerous cons. Some decent makeup and people look incredibly cartoony no CGI needed.

I'm 50/50 on this one. I like Borderlands lot. (Claptrap is all my notification sounds on my phone) BUT, I can see this going horribly, horribly wrong. Like, Mario Brothers, Bob Hoskins wrong. The Tales From the Borderlands proves this setting can work outside of a shooter, but...
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jacobvandy wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:52:
I could see them doing live action with a lot of CGI to layer the signature art style on top of everything. Then it'd be pretty easy to pull off some of the more bizarre characters and settings. I wonder if they'll have voice talent from the games involved? There's no way they'll change Claptrap, right?

Live action with cell shade!
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harlock wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:32:
borderlands dialog is painfully bad.. with all the schticks and the cliches and the "OH NO YOU DI INT!!" type "relevant" slang...

btw the whole Handsome Jack character made me want to track down the writer and punch him in the brain.. voice actor didnt help at either

its funny because i think kids these days actually truly worship (what they themselves call) "douchebags"... (which is an insult where im still trying to understand how it made it so far mainstream.. when i was growing up only toddlers and tiny children used it.. it was immature as fuck, same as when they say "oh thats gay" and all that)

anyways, the kids worship douchebags - they aspire to be like them, they want to give them blowjobs all day

so yeh, make your movie, make your money, etc.

Well you were dumb for even playing and knowing about all this stupid shit you talk about then. I myself got it, like I also can get adult cartoons.
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The idea of a Boarderlands movie seems like a goofier, ultraviolent version of Firefly.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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theglaze wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:11:
Go for it.

The funny dialog and silly plots have become the strength to the series otherwise boring and repetitive gameplay.

I can't really imagine Borderlands without Anthony Burch writing it.
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.Drifter wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:06:
I don't really see this working out too well, especially if it's live action.
All they need to do is make it Mad Max: Fury Road only with vault hunters and job done. They won't though, they'll fuck it up and use horrific amounts of CGI and horrible dialogue.
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I could see them doing live action with a lot of CGI to layer the signature art style on top of everything. Then it'd be pretty easy to pull off some of the more bizarre characters and settings. I wonder if they'll have voice talent from the games involved? There's no way they'll change Claptrap, right?
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borderlands dialog is painfully bad.. with all the schticks and the cliches and the "OH NO YOU DI INT!!" type "relevant" slang...

btw the whole Handsome Jack character made me want to track down the writer and punch him in the brain.. voice actor didnt help at either

its funny because i think kids these days actually truly worship (what they themselves call) "douchebags"... (which is an insult where im still trying to understand how it made it so far mainstream.. when i was growing up only toddlers and tiny children used it.. it was immature as fuck, same as when they say "oh thats gay" and all that)

anyways, the kids worship douchebags - they aspire to be like them, they want to give them blowjobs all day

so yeh, make your movie, make your money, etc.
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Go for it.

The funny dialog and silly plots have become the strength to the series otherwise boring and repetitive gameplay.
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I don't really see this working out too well, especially if it's live action.
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