Was that game called Radical Heights? I legit spent 5 minutes wondering if that was its name so I had to use Google to make sure it was even real.
Randy is hardly to blame for Battleborn flopping which is kind of funny to think about.
That would only happen if Gearbox wasn't busy nerfing everything that could turn into an extremely powerful build. I've seen a lot of people, even streamers who are obsessed with BL, drop the game because they can't be bothered farming for specific gear to make up new builds because Gearbox will most likely nerf them to oblivion.BL3 has to rely on it's playerbase and keep trying to polish itself as to stay relevant.
Randy did an oopsie
Randy Pitchford Reveals, Then Deletes, ‘Borderlands’ Movie Director Announcement [Update: Confirmed]Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford got a little too friendly with the Twitter send button last night, as he posted an announcement that the long-rumored Borderlands movie finally had a director.www.forbes.com
Update: The story is now official via Variety, with Roth specifically quoted:
“I’m so excited to dive into the world of ‘Borderlands’ and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio,” Roth said in a statement. “I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game.”
Still no word on which part of the universe or game it’s adapting, but more to come at PAX. Original article follows:
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford got a little too friendly with the Twitter send button last night, as he posted an announcement that the long-rumored Borderlands movie finally had a director. But then he promptly deleted it, which seems to imply the announcement is not yet ready for primetime, either not finalized or just not at the agreed-upon time to do the reveal.
Here’s the deleted tweet in question:
So yep, that’s Eli Roth, absurdist horror director who is no stranger to brutality between films like Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno and the Death Wish remake. His best film, I would argue, is Keanu Reeves’ Knock Knock, and while part of me can see how this pick would work, he does ultraviolence mixed with black comedy frequently, the other part of me wishes that they had picked, frankly, someone better, as I am not wild about most of those movies, even as a big horror fan.
Roth recently made a hard turn with his last movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a kids movie where Jack Black is a warlock teaching a kid to cast spells. But now with a Borderlands movie, it’s clear that this would almost certainly be another flip back into hard R territory.
The deleted Pitchford tweet came with a photoshopped image of Roth as a Psycho, and promised that there would be more information shared at Gearbox’s PAX event, where they are also set to reveal new DLC.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Eli[+]GETTY IMAGES
It’s not clear what ground the Borderlands movie would cover. Obviously you would think that starting from Borderlands 1 would make the most sense, and yet I don’t think that has the best story, and honestly, I would almost want them to jump directly into Borderlands 2 so we could get Handsome Jack as the main antagonist. And they would have to keep Dameon Clark to play him, as truly, no one else would work. And he looks like Jack in real life anyway, so it’s perfect in more than one way.
I have done fantasy casting for a Borderlands movie years ago, back when this was first rumored (Dave Bautista as brick all the way). To be clear, just because a project finally has a director that doesn’t mean it’s on the way to release, necessarily (just ask the Uncharted movie over the past decade), but it’s certainly better than nothing.
The Roth pick, I still just don’t know about. I would have rather had someone like Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, You’re Next director Adam Winguard or Deadpool director Tim Miller, who have all proven they can make genuinely great, violent, funny movies, which is what Borderlands needs to be. Roth has the violence down, but the comedy? Eh, not so much.
Anyway, I certainly want to see at least an attempt at this movie. I cannot say I have a lot of faith that it will be good, given the track record of video game movies that aren’t Sonic or Detective Pikachu, but I’d certainly love to be proven wrong. More to come at PAX, I guess.
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Eli Roth, man... I still respect the guy but there's only one movie of his I liked and that was Hostel 2. Hostel 1 was pretty good. Everything else was dog shit. Cabin Fever 2 and 3 are way better than the first. Sure, I'd hang out with a beer and discuss the virtues of Italian horror flicks with him but he's a terrible director.
Who fucking wanted a Borderlands movie anyway? I don't get the connection at all, Sanic and the Pikachu movie do very well but THEY'RE KIDS MOVIES. Borderlands isn't the same audience. FFS.
You have to keep Cabin Fever in context of when it came out, in the early 2000s video stores shelves were filled with absolutely horrible DTV horror movies, Cabin Fever was a masterpiece by comparison.
Nah, I think it was just hype among the horror fandom and Peter Jackson endorsing it. All the zines like Fangoria praised it like the 2nd coming. I think part of what you said is true but I think it was partly successful because it was R-rated and proud after a flood of weak PG-13 horror flicks like those fucking Ring and Ju-On remakes.
I mean it's certainly not a great movie, but I do think it's a decent one and a cut above a lot of other horror that was coming out around the time.
I wasn't following horror fandom or magazines at the time so the movie had no hype for me.
The search for more money.Who fucking wanted a Borderlands movie anyway? I don't get the connection at all, Sanic and the Pikachu movie do very well but THEY'RE KIDS MOVIES. Borderlands isn't the same audience. FFS.
The search for more money.
I'm not into horror movies so I don't know much about this director, but I'd be willing to bet he's the cheapest guy they could get with any sort of prior experience. It's going to be an extremely cheap and bad movie that tries to sell itself based on nostalgia and lol so quirky humour. A borderlands movie in general is a terrible idea, since it's a very much gameplay focused series.
If I had to guess, I'd say this is Randy's attempt at growing his media empire.
I get the feeling you just did some unintentional foreshadowing.(which had moments and was ultimately botched by incredibly poor attempts at comedy and really shitty music and dialog)