It's been a busy few days for GearBox. Not only did they confirm the obvious plans for a new Borderlands game over the weekend, but they've been working with Lionsgate on the Borderlands movie. Announced in 2015, the movie brings GearBox's wildly popular shoot and loot franchise to the silver screen for all fans 17 and older to enjoy. We haven't heard much information on the film since it was first announced, but Lionsgate has found a screenwriter in Aaron Berg. After all, a movie can only go so far without a script.
The Borderlands movie has been described as Mad Max in space and is expected to provide an "edgy, R-rated take" on the franchise, not that fans would expect any different. Arad Productions is still handling the movie's production, but even they need some sort of script to work with. Berg wrote the script for Section 6 and has been hired to write the script for G.I. Joe 3, so he's no stranger to action films.
So far we've got the name of the production company and screenwriter, but the Borderlands movie is still very much in its infancy. Despite being announced last August, there's a long way to go before we'll be seeing trailers or a release date. Fans of the shoot and loot series will have plenty of time to go polish their gun collections in both Borderlands and Borderlands 2 before the movie comes out. Whether the film ties in with the next Borderlands title remains to be seen, but is always a possibility.