Prepare yourselves; We have news of video game movies, and not the exciting kind of Mortal Kombat. Some video game films have been locked up in a pre-production purgatory, probably for the better. But the boss of Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, accidentally unveiled information on one of these Borderlands films, which we thought lost in the list of “do not do” video games list. In a tweet quickly deleted, he named Eli Roth as director of this project. He had a picture of him and everything, so we can probably put aside any skepticism of legitimacy.
The actor / director Eli Roth is probably better known for his horror movies Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel: Part 2, and his role as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz in Inglorious Bastards. His horror films, especially Hostel, are known for their excessive gore, which can possibly lend oneself to the world of Borderlands, if it can be used comically like the games. The real problem of the film is, well… the movie. Falling in the model of almost all the failures of video game movies, he plans to move away from the source material, like the body parts of a psycho suicide.
Apparently, the plot of the film will follow Lilith, after she be hired by the CEO of Atlas Corporation to find his daughter Tiny Tina and his bodyguard Krieg. In one way or another, Tina turns out to have a key role in unlocking the safe for Atlas. * Sigh * I’m sorry for a poor soul whose work depended on to tell her boss that it was a good idea for a movie. This version of the film was revealed in June, so I hope it changed as, radically, into something unrecognizable. The film Borderlands will be in theaters… I hope that ever.
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