The Tracking Board reports that Insidious: Chapter 3 writer-director Leigh Whannell (Saw 1-3, Insidious 1-3) has entered talks with Lionsgate to write and direct an adaptation of the video game Borderlands. Leigh is also an accomplished genre screenwriter and creative partner of James Wan, writing/co-creating the Saw and Insidious franchises with Wan.
Described as a cross between Guardians of the Galaxy and Mad Max, the story depicts a bleak future in which an abandoned mining colony on a distant planet has created a lawless society. When a nearby star’s gravitational pull unearths horrifying alien creatures hidden deep below the surface, the surviving colonists retreat to a vault rumored to contain advanced alien technology.
I’m sure after the massive buzz from Mad Max Fury Road and it’s sequels, Lionsgate is moving quickly on the potential to put Borderlands onto screens. I can’t say I’m familiar with the game but I’m all for more hardcore sci-fi action flicks.
SOURCE: THE TRACKING BOARD