There’s a theory that floats somewhere on the internet that says that originality doesn’t exist in film today. Everything’s been said before, there’s nothing left to say anymore, if I can quote Marilyn Manson. Everything’s a copy of a copy of a copy, to quote my favourite movie of all time, Fight Club. Amidst these accusations of a lack of originality, a new genre is slowly starting to make its mark.
Before, we only had comic book based movies, and now, we also have movies based off of video games. It truly is an exciting time to be a nerd. In recent years, we’ve seen a massive increase in these types of movies, ranging from Need For Speed to Warcraft and more recently Tombraider. However, most of these were duds and this new genre still lacks a movie that perfectly transitions video games to film. Hopefully, that’s all about to change
The Borderlands movie has been in the works for about three years now and finally, some details were recently revealed via The Hashtag Show. The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Avi Arad will oversee the movie with a script from The Cloverfield Paradox‘s Oren Uriel, while The Lego Batman Movie helmer, Chris McKay is the rumoured candidate to bring this adaptation to life.
It was also pointed out that the movie will be of a similar style to Mad Max: Fury Road and Guardians Of The Galaxy. One of the reasons the Borderlands games are so popular is because of its meta, tongue-in-cheek humour and its crass language — a lot of the characters are foul-mouthed — so we can see why Mad Max and Guardians of the Galaxy are referenced.
Source: The Hashtag Show