1-20 of 85 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
With Hitman: Agent 47 having only made $15 million in its first two weeks of release here in America, now doesn't exactly seem like the best time to be announcing new projects based on video games. That, however, doesn't seem to be stopping the folks over at Lionsgate, as they are now working alongside Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Gearbox Software to make a big screen adaptation of the title Borderlands. Lionsgate officially announced the project via a press release, noting that the movie is being developed as a tent-pole feature that has Spider-Man producers Avi and Ari Arad attached to shepherd the project. A first-person shooter available to play on both Playstation and XBox consoles and PCs, the Borderlands series launched in 2009 and has produced two direct sequels: Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! To date, more than 26 million copies have been sold around the world. Not to be confused with »
Borderlands, the popular video game series created by Gearbox Software, is getting the movie treatment from Lionsgate and Spider-Man producer Avi Arad. Borderlands takes place on Pandora, a mysterious planet where a ragtag group of mercenaries are looking for an ancient vault that’s supposed to be packed with very advanced alien technology left there by the planet’s previous […]
Read Lionsgate is Working on a Movie Based on Borderlands on Filmonic.
The studio is partnering with the game’s publisher and creators Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K as well as producers Avi and Ari Arad.
Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that takes place at the frontier of a sci-fi universe.
President of Interactive Ventures and Games Peter Levin, Summit Entertainment president of production Geoff Shaevitz and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president of business and legal affairs Patricia Laucella led the deal team for Lionsgate.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
While video game adaptions rarely work, this doesn’t stop from Hollywood from trying, but the tide may turn with the Michael Fassbender donning the hood for next years Assassin’s Creed and a possible Tom Hardy starring Splinter Cell on the horizon. Now, video game fans have another bright light to look towards, with Lionsgate announcing plans to develop the chaotic, and absolutely hilarious, first person shooter Borderlands as a possible new franchise, with the father-son team of Avi Arad (Iron Man, Spider-Man) and Ari Arad on board as producers. For those of you not in the know, Borderlands is set on the backwater planet of Pandora, where several mega corporations have set up shop looking to uncover the vast alien vaults, and the untold power that resides within them, for their own gain. The series follows a rag tag group of rebels who resist these corporations plans for the planet, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Now that The Hunger Games is a few months away from ending, Lionsgate will soon find themselves in need of another big franchsie that already has a built in fanbase. They're hoping they've already got that with their in-development Power Rangers movie, but now they're hedging their franchise bets by going for the gamer market, as Variety is reporting the studio has struck a deal for the Borderlands franchise. Avi and Ari Arad, who produced all of the Spider-Man movies, are overseeing the project for the studio. They don't have any directors or writers officially attached at this point, but now that the news is out there they'll no doubt be getting plenty of calls from some top Hollywood talent. If done right - and there's a big If there - this could be a...
- Peter Hall
Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands, and renowned producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today. Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
The award-winning Borderlands franchise has been lauded by critics and over the years has built a passionate global fan base, shipping more than 26 million copies around the world since its launch in 2009, including 8 million copies shipped during Take Two's fiscal year 2015 alone. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi universe, Borderlands is best known for Gearbox's blending of irreverent humor and characters, with a unique comic-book art style, and co-operative four-player genre-bending, loot-grabbing gameplay. It's a franchise that »
Lionsgate has begun development of a tentpole movie based on the "Borderlands" role-playing shooter video game series.
"Spider-Man" producers Avi and Ari Arad are behind this film adaptation of the games which are set on Pandora, a dusty planet abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events. There are also reports of an ancient vault full of advanced alien weapons technology being hidden somewhere on the planet.
Launched in 2009, more than 26 million copies of the game have shipped worldwide. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger say in a statement: "The 'Borderlands' games don't pull any punches, and we'll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise.”
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate is developing a movie based on the popular video game series “Borderlands,” the studio announced Friday. Producers Avi and Ari Arad have been chosen to adapt Gearbox Software’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game into a tent-pole feature film. The father/son team is responsible for some of the most successful motion picture and television franchises in history, including “Iron Man,” “Spider Man,” “The Amazing Spider Man,” “X-Men” and “Blade.” Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software, but published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi. »
- Joe Otterson
Of all the video game franchises that are yet to flirt with the silver screen, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more ripe for the picking than Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series. Blending genres with ease, the studio’s open-world, sci-fi shooter is brimming with personality and delightfully insane characters (Claptrap!), and it appears Lionsgate has taken notice of the idiosyncratic franchise with plans to turn the 2K-owned property into a feature film.
Variety has the skinny on the big-screen adaptation which is, as you’d imagine, in the very early stages of development. That doesn’t mean the studio hasn’t been pitching around early ideas for a Borderlands film, and going off of Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger’s – Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs – joint statement, the company is at least aiming to be faithful to the over-the-top nature of Gearbox’s shooter.
Part of our strategy »
- Michael Briers
The Borderlands video game franchise is set to become the Borderlands film franchise after a deal between producers Avi and Ari Arad and studio Lionsgate.
Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive's Borderlands games have sold upwards of 26 million copies and have been critically acclaimed.
The Mad Max-like games are "role-playing shooters" that see players running-and-gunning around the planet of Pandora, fighting crazed cultists and hunting for loot.
To give »
Debuting in 2009, Borderlands has sold over 26 million copies worldwide. Developed and created by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software and their 2K label, the game is a role-playing first-person shooter that takes place in a post apocalyptic wasteland.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said: “Part of our strategy in entering the game space under Peter Levin has been to source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows….The Borderlands games don’t pull any punches, and we’ll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise.”
Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick added: “Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace »
- Scott J. Davis
“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter videogame created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. More than 26 million copies of the game have been shipped worldwide, including 8 million during Take-Two’s 2015 fiscal year, which ended March 31.
The game is set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — the planet of Pandora — which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events.
“Part of our strategy in entering »
- Dave McNary
The Hollywood archives are packed with movies that, for myriad reasons, have somehow slipped between the cracks, never to be heard from again.
No film sums up that unfortunate group more than 1994's The Fantastic Four, a property now getting rebooted for a second time with a lavish budget and inescapable marketing campaign. We look back at seven movies the industry (and the filmmakers behind them) wants to sweep under the carpet.
Bernd Eichinger snapped up the film rights to Marvel's first family in the '80s for a pittance, and with the clock ticking down on his ownership he teamed up with B-movie specialist Roger Corman to produce a $1 million picture in less than a month. With a cast of unknowns and music video director Oley Sassone at the helm, The Fantastic Four ended up getting buried by Marvel in a bid for brand protection.
Avi Arad, »
When audiences see 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot this weekend, they’ll likely assume that it’s the third entry in the cinematic superhero saga. But a new documentary hopes to dispel that myth once and for all.
“Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four” reveals the baffling circumstances that led to the filming of an unreleased 1994 feature film starring Marvel’s comic book quartet that was never meant to be seen publicly.
The story goes like this: In late 1992, three years after the success of Tim Burton’s “Batman,” producer Bernd Eichinger approached low-budget filmmaking maestro Roger Corman about making a movie based on the Fantastic Four. Eichinger, the German producer of “The Neverending Story,” had acquired rights to the superhero team’s story and needed to begin production immediately.
In short order, a professional cast and crew was assembled, sets and costumes »
- Matthew Chernov
Western, English-language, live-action adaptations of Japanese manga haven't so far fared terribly well. Things like Fist Of The North Star and Dragonball: Evolution are probably best forgotten, while Akira can't catch a break, talk of a Shane Black Death Note went nowhere until Adam Wingard picked it up recently, and we haven't even heard much about Dreamworks' Ghost In The Shell lately. Nevertheless, the vast Naruto franchise is the latest to enter American development, with Lionsgate negotiating for the film rights, and Michael Gracey in the frame to direct.First published in 1997, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto currently stretches to 72 volumes of manga and 220 anime episodes. Not including spin-offs like the ten anime movies. The manga has more than 200 million copies in print, and is the third best-selling in history, after One Piece and Dragon Ball.Obviously the story is far too vast to summarise quickly, but the basic premise revolves around the adolescent Naruto Uzumaki, »
With the forthcoming Fantastic Four movie about to arrive in cinemas, Neil Calloway looks at a doomed attempt to start the franchise…
The latest Fantastic Four film is the second attempt to reproduce the comic characters on the big screen; everyone knows about the film made in 2005 and its 2007 sequel, both of which did respectable, if not stratospheric business at the box office.
Less well-known is the 1994 film The Fantastic Four. The 1990s were an odd time for films based on Marvel Comics; 1990 saw the release of a Captain America movie starring the son of the guy who wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Marvel seemed to be concentrating more on animated television shows than big budget live action films, and those of you who watched the first episode of the Flickering Myth Movie Show will know that various Marvel properties were owned by different studios in the 1990s, before »
- Neil Calloway
According to The Tracking Board, Lionsgate is set to adapt the popular manga Naturo into a live-action feature, with Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man) set to produce and up-and-coming filmmaker Michael Gracey lined up to direct.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto is the third-highest selling manga in history with over 200 million copies in print, and has spawned a hugely successful anime, as well as a series of animated movies – the eleventh of which Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set for release later this year [watch the trailer here].
Naruto will become the latest high-profile project for Gracey, who has moved from visual effects work into directing and is currently attached to a remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, Jim Henson biopic Muppet Man and musical The Greatest Showman on Earth.
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate has been trying to mount a live-action adaptation of popular manga series Naruto for a long while, and that project is making some major advances today with word that up-and-coming helmer Michael Gracey is being tapped to direct by the studio.
The project is still expected to follow the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja-in-training who hopes to one day become the Hokage, known as the most powerful ninja of his hometown village.
The Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto has become massively popular around the world, emerging as the third highest-selling manga in history. It has already been adapted multiple times, including as an anime series and in eleven animated features.
- Isaac Feldberg
The studio is in negotiations for the film rights to the “Naruto” series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, first published in 1997. The manga, which has sold more than 200 million copies in print, follows adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki, who dreams of becoming the village ninja, the community’s protector and leader.
“Naruto” has generated an anime series in Japan that premiered in 2002 and lasted 220 episodes, while the “Naruto: Shippuden” sequel has been airing since 2007. In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed 10 movies.
Gracey is a former visual effects specialist who has moved into directing. He’s been attached to several studio projects that are in »
- Dave McNary
"Naruto" has generated an anime series in Japan that premiered in 2002 and lasted 220 episodes, followed by the "Naruto: Shippuden" sequel which has been airing since 2007. Ten movies have also been produced.
Avi Arad is producing. Gracey is a former visual effects specialist who remains attached to several biopics in the works including the Elton Jonn-themed "Rocketman" with Tom Hardy, and the P.T. Barnum film "The Greatest Showman on Earth" at Fox.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
1-20 of 85 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners