Gearbox announced Friday that they would be teaming up with Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games movies, to create a film Adaptation of their Borderlands games. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford also made several comments regarding their partnership with Lionsgate, as well as disclosing the movie’s probable rating.
“Lionsgate really seems to get Borderlands,” said Pitchford during Pax Prime. “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.”
All parties involved are confident in the upcoming film. The CEO of Take Two Interactive, the publishers of the Borderlands series, had this to say: “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,”
“We’re so humbled to be able to work with Borderlands,” said Peter Levin, President of games for Lionsgate. “It’s an important property, and we’re going to make sure we carry through.” Additionally, Levin promised to stay true to Borderland’s “in-your face attitude.”
Gearbox and Lionsgate have yet to reveal any casting for the movie or a release window.