MOVIE NEWS – Gearbox‘ IP that quickly became popular is getting a film adaptation, and it will be filmed in Hungary!
„We’re opened up space for a Lionsgate film, Borderlands [starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart], we’re doing season three of Jack Ryan for Paramount TV, and we’re doing a Marvel project, which, for the usual security reasons, I can’t talk about,” Adam Goodman, the head of Hungarian production services company MidAtlantic Films, told Hollywood Reporter. Security reasons? That’s a slang term for an NDA (or non-disclosure agreement, if you prefer).
PCGamer reports that our country was among the first to introduce security measures to stop (or at least slow down the spread of) the coronavirus. The country brought in „bubbles” for separate crews, with testing regularly happening. These measures are now often used across the film and television industry. Films, such as Dune (it’s going to be interesting to see how it will display Hungary as Arrakis, a desert planet…), have started filming before the pandemic struck, but we have also seen other films move its filming location here. One of these films happens to be Borderlands.
We don’t know many details about the cinematic adaptation of Borderlands. It’s being written by Craig Mazin (Hollywood, The Last of Us) and directed by Eli Roth (who directed 2002’s Cabin Fever, 2005’s Hostel, as well as 2018’s Death Wish – Death Wish was a remake of the 1974 original film), respectively, so it’s going to be somewhat of a change for him to work on Randy Pitchford’s IP, as these films were horror and action-thriller movies. Cate Blanchett will be Lilith (one of the first playable characters in the series), and rumours say Kevin Hart will fill Roland’s shoes.
We wonder if Roth will try to implement the games’ traditional cel-shaded art design into his film or not.