Eli Roth’s star-studded Borderlands movie begins production
Love and Monsters star Ariana Greenblatt took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes set photo, confirming that production on Eli Roth’s live-action film adaptation of the hit video game series Borderlands has officially begun in Hungary. The action-comedy film has been in-development since 2015, which was six years after Gearbox Software launched the first game of the series back in 2009. Featuring Greenblatt and Roth, you can check out the full photo below!
Before filming began, the project was able to round up quite an impressive ensemble cast to portray the popular video game characters, with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart as the first to be confirmed. Soon after Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black and Haley Bennett along with Greenblatt and Florian Munteanu have also joined the film.
Based on the bestselling PC and console gaming experience from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the film will center around a group called Vault Hunters led by Lilith and Roland, who must travel to the distant planet of Pandora in order to retrieve an advance alien vault before it falls into the hands of the Atlas Corporation.
Borderlands will be directed by Eli Roth from a script written by Craig Mazin. It will be produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who produce through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, through PICTURESTART. The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.
Borderlands is one of the world’s most successful video game franchises, with more than 57 million units sold-in worldwide, including over 22 million units of Borderlands 2, which is the highest-selling title in the history of 2K. The most recent installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019, already sold-in nearly 8 million units worldwide and was honored with the award for “Best Multiplayer Game” at Gamescom.