Although there have been several attempts at movies based on popular video games, most often than not the movies failed to capture audiences. As a result, when Gearbox Software announced that there will be a movie based on Borderlands, fans were pretty excited but it waned over last several months due to lack of updates. However, it seems that the movie is finally close to happening as CEO of Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford recently talked about the possibility of the movie during an interview.
The latest comment from Randy Pitchford came during an interview with Geoff Keighley at the E3 this year when he talked about the possibility of the movie happening. He said that the movie will adapt different characters of the successful video game. Afterwards, he went on to compare the project to Movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He said, “We’ve been developing scripts and the strategy that we’re on right now is, that it’s obviously in the Borderlands universe, but rather than retell the stories that were in the game, we’ create new stories so that the films will have their own film canon. We’ll use all the characters and scenarios, it’s similar to what Marvel is doing. You can read any particular film plot in a comic book, but there’s a lot of characters, themes, and in fact, some of the situations are represented.”
He also confirmed that a movie based on Duke Nukem might also happen in the future as he was pretty excited about the projects. While his enthusiasm is understandable, video game movies over the years have repeatedly failed to live up to fans’ expectations. While over the years Resident Evil has proven to be a solid franchise, movies from the series are far from great as none of the movie received praise from the critics. Interestingly, it was recently confirmed that the franchise is getting a reboot which should open up new storylines.
As of now, there are several other video game adaptions in work although we will have to wait to find out if the movies are going to fail like other video game adaptions. While rumors surrounding Duke Nukem have been around since late 90s, the movie never saw light of the day. If you are eager to see the character in action, then you will get your chase with Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One movie. Duke Nukem is set to appear in the movie for a cameo and hopefully it will give us glimpse of the possibilities of the character. Ready Player One is set for worldwide release on March 30th, 2018.
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