The first look at the Borderlands movie was revealed at CinemaCon 2022, and it looks to be a faithful adaptation of the beloved video game franchise.
While we only saw about a minute of footage, it was immediately clear that this film is set in the Borderlands universe. From the artstyle to hearing Jack Black as Claptrap to seeing Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis, and Kevin Hart as Roland, all the familiar beats from Borderlands are being hit, albeit with a bit of Hollywood starpower being thrown in.
Borderlands Movie – Cast Photos
Production on the Borderlands movie wrapped in June 2021 and the crew shared a glimpse of Claptrap to celebrate the moment.
The film will follow Blanchett’s Lilith and her quest to return to the planet of Pandora to recover the missing daughter of “the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas.” Alongside the previously mentioned cast members, Blanchett will also be joined by Ariana Greenblatt’s Tiny Tina, Edgar Ramirez’s Atlas, Gina Gershon’s Moxxi, Janina Gavankar’s Commander Knox, and Florian Munteanu’s Krieg.
Eli Roth is the director of the Borderlands movie and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin wrote the script with Roth.
For more, check out our review of the Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, our look at the 10 best Borderlands DLC of all time, why Edgar Ramirez thinks fans of the games should be excited for the film, and how Krieg won’t be “exactly the same” as his video game counterpart.
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