Eli Roth will direct new Borderlands film
The director of Death Wish and Hostel has been linked to new Borderlands film adaptation, via Twitter.
The offending Tweet (which has now been removed) was posted by the game’s developers. It said, "I'm very excited to welcome Eli Roth as Director of the Borderlands movie in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions", said Randy Pitchford – the CEO of Gearbox Software.
"Please welcome [him] to the team and be sure to catch the [Gearbox] Main Theater Show at PAX East on 2/27 to learn more."
Roth is best known for the graphic violence and torture in the Hostel films, as well as the Bruce Willis action flick Death Wish. He seems a good fit for Borderlands, which tempers in-game violence with irreverence and humour.
Borderlands originally came out in 2009 and recently celebrated the launch of its third game Borderlands 3. According to the CEO, there will be new Borderlands content hitting consoles this March.
Rumours of a Borderlands film came out back in 2015 but recently resurfaced along with Borderlands 3. The release of Borderlands 2 Virtual Reality content came with a live-action trailer. Some have said that the trailer also doubles as a concept teaser for the movie.