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Borderlands (202?) D: Roth

https://twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/1230567293324795904

@DuvalMagic: I知 very excited to welcome Eli Roth as Director of the Borderlands movie in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions. Please welcome @EliRoth to the team and be sure to catch the @GearboxOfficial Main Theater Show at #PAXEast on 2/27 to learn more. #borderlandsmovie https://t.co/Uaxs7jm10i

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Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Erik Feig will produce the latest big screen re-imagining from the gaming world.

Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth is set to direct the movie adaptation of Borderlands, the action video game franchise, for Lionsgate.

Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin penned the script for the project, to be produced by producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, who oversaw development, through Picturestart. The action RPG shooter franchise from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K most recently unveiled the Borderlands 3 version in September 2019.

的知 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," Roth said in a statement.

The Borderlands movie is the latest video game adaptation after Mortal Kombat, The Angry Birds Movie, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog made it to the big screen and streaming services from the gaming world. Lionsgate's Borderlands re-imagining will be executive produced by Randy Pitchford and Strauss Zelnick.

"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," said Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, in his own statement.

Roth's recent movie credits include The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black for Amblin, and Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis for MGM and Annapurna Pictures. He earlier directed Cabin Fever and Knock Knock for Lionsgate.

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Re: Borderlands (202?) D: Roth

I am so not a gamer anymore. When I saw the title of this thread, I thought we were in for a remake of a British horror film that I rather enjoyed.


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You’re probably better off. Roth pretty much sucks. He’d just ruin it.
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i don't even know what this could be about. what 4 people with special skills and many guns search for a vault with more guns and stuff? yipfuckingee...
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He keeps lining up these "big budget" films but never ends up directing them.
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Good. As a director he’s fucking terrible. He sucks the life out of everything. Only thing I liked was Cabin Fever and that was what, almost 20 years ago. He’s done in my book.

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Good. As a director he’s fucking terrible. He sucks the life out of everything. Only thing I liked was Cabin Fever and that was what, almost 20 years ago. His DC movies blow. The only ones that have critically succeeded are the ones not directed by him. He’s done in my book.
DC movies?

The only thing I enjoyed that he did was the fake Thanksgiving trailer. I’ll always wish it was either Madsen or Sandler that would have played his role in Inglourious Basterds. I love that fucking movie, but man is he terrible.
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i was thinking Snyder.
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I am so not a gamer anymore. When I saw the title of this thread, I thought we were in for a remake of a British horror film that I rather enjoyed.

Looks like it can be rented under Final Prayer. Probably check it out this weekend.
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Love the games, have no desire to see a movie based on them. An Animatrix type of thing with small shorts based on the characters or locations could be cool.
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I haven't played the main Borderlands line of games, but I did played the Telltale Games (RIP) interactive adventure game "Tales from the Borderlands" which has a good story and good characters and almost seemed like a movie as-is. So if handled right, a "Borderlands" movie could have a nice "Firefly" / "Mandalorian" Western-in-Space vibe to it and be really good.

But, yeah, the main drawback is the name Eli Roth being attached to it - if he ends up making it, the odds are not in its favor of being remotely good.
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@GearboxOfficial: We are incredibly excited about this news! Borderlands is shaping up to be an amazing movie!
https://t.co/42VT8YUQkc https://t.co/zJY7M7B5to


It’s game on for Cate Blanchett. Sources tell Variety the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to star as Lilith in Lionsgate’s “Borderlands,” an adaptation of the popular video game. Lionsgate had no comment.

Eli Roth is directing with Avi and Ari Arad producing through Arad Prods along with Erik Feig, who is also producing via his Picturestart banner. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing “Chernobyl,” has written the latest screenplay draft.

If a deal is completed, it’s another major win for the studio in recent weeks following the news they would team with Francis Lawrence on a prequel in the “Hunger Games” franchise as well as bringing on Eric Warren Singer to pen the next installment in the “Now You See Me” series.

“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. The game is set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — the planet of Pandora — which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events. The series has sold more than 57 million units worldwide. The most recent installment, “Borderlands 3,” was released last September.

Lilith is one of the main protagonists in the franchise, and one of the playable characters in the first “Borderlands” game. She is one of only six women in the galaxy that belong to the powerful “siren” class, wielding incredible, superhuman powers.

The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the “Borderlands” video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Software, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.

James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the film for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada will oversee the project for Picturestart.

Blanchett can currently be seen in the acclaimed FX miniseries “Mrs. America,” which marks her first cable TV gig. She was also seen in “Where’d You Go Bernadette?,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, Blanchett was filming the Guillermo del Toro thriller “Nightmare Alley” with Bradley Cooper until production was stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is repped by CAA and RGM Artists.
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Saddest update ever.
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I never played the game but isn稚 it a post-apocalyptic type thing? Maybe it痴 a funny apocalypse but I wouldn稚 imagine Hart in a role for it.
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I love Cate Blanchett as an actress, but... she's 51. I'm not sure how old Lilith is supposed to be, but it would seem to be younger.
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Re: Borderlands (202?) D: Roth

I could buy Blanchett as Lilith.

There was some spirit or Siren in the first game that I always thought looked exactly like Courtney Cox.


I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Hart voices Claptrap. That could work if they need a name to play the part.
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I could buy Blanchett as Lilith.

There was some spirit or Siren in the first game that I always thought looked exactly like Courtney Cox.


I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Hart voices Claptrap. That could work if they need a name to play the part.
Hart will play the skilled soldier Roland in what will be a more serious acting turn for the star, who is known worldwide for his comedy chops. He had been in negotiations for months, and those talks first became public in December when The Illuminerdi reported them.
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Ugh. Terrible casting choice then. I played as Roland and I never once thought about Kevin Hart.
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Roland? The African-American jacked soldier being played by Hart? No. Just no! Roland is not Kevin fucking Hart. Kevin Hart is a little person. I can see Terry Crews doing a good job. Maybe change up ethnicity and use Dave Bautista. He’s great as Drax. Of course, I would throw out Idris Elba, but as with Bond, I think too old. Maybe Anthony Mackey or Michael B. Jordan.

And I do love Blanchett and she hammed it up good in Ragnarok, but yeah, a little old for either Lilith or any of the other female characters in the Borderlands franchise. I think Athena maybe older, but I don’t know...
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Kevin Hart as Roland? Bwahahaha... that's fucking funny... and umm, no? Worst game casting news since Mark Wahlburg had the Nathan Drake gig.

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I never played the game but isn稚 it a post-apocalyptic type thing? Maybe it痴 a funny apocalypse but I wouldn稚 imagine Hart in a role for it.
Yes it's a post-apocalyptic but it's loaded with humor.
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I never played the game but isn稚 it a post-apocalyptic type thing? Maybe it痴 a funny apocalypse but I wouldn稚 imagine Hart in a role for it.
It痴 basically 努hat if Mad Max was funny?

Despite this casting news, I壇 be surprised if this ever came out.
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Never in a couple hundred hours of playing did I think Kevin Hart would make a good Roland.
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