The movie based on the video game Borderlands is in development, and from the sound of it, production may begin very soon. The movie will film at least partially in Budapest, Hungary, according to Adam Goodman of MidAtlantic Films, a Hungary-based production company.
Goodman told The Hollywood Reporter that MidAtlantic has created space in its studios for the Borderlands movie, while other big-name projects will also film there. The Borderlands movie is directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglourious Basterds), with Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart set to play main roles.
Goodman said his studios are “basically fully booked” until summer 2021, which suggests that the Borderlands movie will film before then, in the first half of the year.
“We’re [sic] opened up space for a Lionsgate film, Borderlands [starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart], we’re doing season three of Jack Ryan for Paramount TV, and we’re doing a Marvel project, which, for the usual security reasons, I can’t talk about,” Goodman said of MidAtlantic’s upcoming shoots (via Game Informer). “We’re basically fully booked for the coming cycle, until the summer, which, hopefully, will be the last cycle of shows we have to do under COVID-19 protocols.”
Borderlands is not the only video game moving filming at MidAtlantic in Budapest. The Halo TV series with Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief is filming there as well, and production remains ongoing, according to THR.
The Borderlands movie is being written by Craig Mazin, who wrote the Hangover and Scary Movie sequels before getting more acclaim for writing HBO’s Chernobyl. Mazin is also attached to write the Last of Us TV show with Neil Druckmann.