Lionsgate’s Borderlands Movie Lands Screenwriter
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that writer Aaron Berg, who previously penned a draft of G.I. Joe 3 and the spy thriller Section 6, has been enlisted to write the script for Lionsgate’s upcoming Borderlands movie.
Developed by Gearbox Software, the first action-RPG in the series was released in 2009 with a follow-up released in 2012 and a “pre-sequel” in 2014. The first game is officially described as follows:
“In a distant future, the planets at the outer edges of the galaxy have become a beacon to fortune seekers and those yearning for a better life off world. But there are no guarantees in deep space. Pandora, one of these distant planets, was reported to be rich in untapped mineral wealth, and so drew many hoping to get rich quick, but in the end little was found beyond the scattered ruins of a past alien civilization. With nothing to gain, any who could soon abandoned Pandora, leaving those who remained to deal with the lawlessness of a world gone bust, and the mystery of the long-dead alien civilization. But as chaotic as these times were, there were worse days yet to come. After several years the planet’s huge orbit slowly brought it near to its sun and once unknown and horrifying creatures sprang from their long hibernation to terrify the stranded colonists. The only hope of the colonists seems to be a vault discovered in the side of a mountainside, rumored to contain alien technology and secrets about Pandora.”
Spider-Man producer Avi Arad and his son Ari Arad will produce the film, which the outlet says is being described as “Mad Max in space.” The film is expected to be aiming for an R rating with the MPAA.