The Borderlands movie is set to start shooting soon in Hungary in the near future, according to the head of a production company in the country.
Adam Goodman, who leads production services company MidAtlantic Films, confirmed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that the Borderlands movie is scheduled to enter production in Hungary in 2021.
The film, which is set to be directed by Eli Roth, is one of several projects set to film in Hungary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the availability of other locations around the world.
“We’re opened up space for a Lionsgate film, Borderlands […], 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 in the interview.
The project has some big names attached, with Cate Blanchett set to play the powerful Siren known as Lilith, while writer Craig Mazin is penning the script. He was previously known for creating the highly acclaimed television series Chernobyl.
Lionsgate and Arad Productions first announced the Borderlands movie in 2015, with Gearbox head Randy Pitchford confirming last year that the project was still in development.