Borderlands 3 fans have probably spent millions of hours in the game by now, and they're about to lose some more time: Eli Roth has been announced as the director for the Borderlands movie.
"I’m very excited to welcome Eli Roth as Director of the Borderlands movie in development with Lionsgate and Arad Productions," Gearbox Software's Co-Founder, CEO, and President Randy Pitchford said in a tweet.
Aside from the big announcement that Eli Roth is directing the film, Mr. Pitchford added that we should "be sure to catch the [Gearbox] Main Theater Show" at PAX East 2020 on February 27, 2020. He says that we'll learn more during this presentation, but it's a bit vague — hopefully, that means that we're going to learn more about the movie and not just Gearbox's stuff in general.
Who is the Borderlands Movie Director Eli Roth?
If you're not a big ol' movie nerd, you probably aren't super familiar with individual directors. Mr. Roth's IMDB page has quite the long career listed, including 15 credits as Director.
Some of his past experiences as a Director include movies you've probably heard of like Hostel, Hostel: Part II, Cabin Fever, and 2018's Death Wish. His other work is somewhat less notable like 2013's The Green Inferno and 2018's The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
Mr. Roth has also done his fair share of acting in a variety of small and often uncredited roles like Frowny the Clown in Clown and Man who gets shot on Toilet in Southland Tales.
While Eli Roth might not have a long line of blockbuster movies to his name, he has put out a few decent films as Director and he seems to have a wide range of experience in the film industry at multiple levels including direction, production, acting, and more. IMDB still lists the Borderlands movie as being in development, so we probably won't actually get to watch the film for a year or two at least.
What do you think of Eli Roth directing the upcoming movie set in the Borderlands universe? Do you think he'll do a good job? Let us know in the comments below!