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A Borderlands movie is on the way from Lionsgate and a Marvel Studios cofounder

Lionsgate Films will partner with Gearbox Software to bring the world of Borderlands to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Creative work on adapting the irreverent first-person shooter series — which, along with its spinoffs, is set among the struggle for resources, treasure and power on the frontier planet of Pandora — will be overseen by Avi Arad, former chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment and producer of X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

"We believe that we've brought together the right partners, the ideal creative team and the perfect property to launch a new motion picture tentpole for a global audience," Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

There's not much more info out there on the adaptation at the moment, but Lionsgate says it's developing the Borderlands movie as a "tentpole feature film," so presumably not an intimate little flick about the existential stress of being a Hyperion employee in a mindless desk job.

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