Director Eli Roth has signed to direct Gearbox Software’s Borderlands movie. He will be joining the likes of writer Craig Mazin and producers Avi and Ari Arad. The film has been in the works since 2015 at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group but has suffered numerous delays with directors jumping ship and other in-house issues.
Eli Roth announced the Borderlands movie news on Twitter where he tweeted a picture with his face cropped onto a Borderlands psycho saying;
So excited to be part of the @Borderlands family! Thank you @GearboxOfficial @Lionsgate @DuvalMagic, @picturestart, Arad Productions and everyone for welcoming me in. See you on Pandora! pic.twitter.com/UspqIcoerF
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) February 20, 2020
According to Deadline, Eli looks forward to bringing his own energy, ideas and vision to the fun, wild and endlessly creative world of Borderlands. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane stated;
While there is no release date for the Borderlands Movie yet, we cannot wait to see how this turns out. It has been in production for long enough don’t you think?