Video game movie adaptations have become quite common these days. Previously, we rarely got to see films based on video games. However, the financial success of films like “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Detective Pikachu” has made every producer / filmmaker aware of what kind of content people are looking for today. As a result, “Borderlands”, the action role-playing first-person shooter video game has now got its own film adaptation. Eli Roth, American actor, producer, editor, writer and film director will direct the film. Video game franchises just don’t make sense. Moreover, the actors and directors who are said to be associated with the film are also strange. So, let’s dive deeper into the article to find out everything there is to know about this film.
Jack Black will voice Claptrap in the upcoming Borderlands film.
Ngl, I’m quite excited
– Crunk Bunny (@PetanoPrime) 11 February 2021
The Borderlands film info excites me, good luck! Honestly can’t wait, it’s one of my favorite video game franchises.
– James (@FudgeOreos) March 9, 2021
Borderlands film ??!? !!?! I am very happy and worried at the same time but AHHHH !! : DDDD
– littlemoocher (@littlemoocher) 10 February 2021
The announcement of the film “Borderlands” surprised everyone because it had never been the subject of conversation before. However, what was even more surprising was that as time went on, the director, actors, and the rest of the production slowly came to light. As said above, Eli Roth will direct the film adapted from the video game series. Prior to this, Eli has directed several excellent films such as “Death Wish”, “The House with a Clock in Its Wall”, and “The Green Inferno”. However, most of his works include horror films that surprise everyone. However, looking at the bigger picture, Eli does have a good experience with the violent aspects which will help him direct the film.
Many other well-known creatives are working on this project. Craig Mazin has written the script and is behind the screenplay as well. Prior to this project, Craig had worked on the HBO show “The Last of Us”. Arad Productions, Lionsgate, and Picturestar are the production companies that are funding the project. From the point of view of a film adapted from a video game, controversial Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford and 2K CEO Strauss Zelnick are working together as executive producers on the project. Now, let’s take a look at the cast that will voice the various characters in the film. It consists of some very famous and talented artists.
Jack Black as Nonsense (very cute robot): Jack Black is an American actor, musician, and comedian. Some of his best works include “Jumanji: Welcome to the Forest”, “King Kong”, and “Goosebumps”.
Cate Blanchett as Lilith (siren with superman skills): Cate Blanchet is an Australian producer, theater director and actor who is considered one of the greatest actresses of her generation. He has been a part of shows and films such as the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Thor: Ragnarok”, and the “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Kevin Hart as Roland Super Warrior: Kevin Hart is an American actor, standup comedian, and producer. Some of his best works include “Jumanji: The Next Level”, the “Scary Movie” series, and “Top Five”.
Jamie Lee Curtis as Patricia Tannis: Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, producer, director, writer and activist. Some of his best works include the series “Halloween”, “Knives Out”, and “Scream Queens”.
What to expect from the film “Borderlands”?
In May 2015, a media report came out suggesting the film’s premise as given below. Some terrifying aliens hiding deep beneath the earth’s surface began to appear due to the gravitational pull of nearby stars. The survivors began to retreat to the vault. There are rumors that the mentioned vault consists of some advanced alien technology. However, years later, in 2019, new reports emerged. This report states that the characters and plot of the film will be roughly similar to those in the game. However, now there are rumors that the film will follow the ‘legendary thief’ Lilith. He must save Tiny Tina, daughter of the CEO of Atlas Corporation. In this job, Claptrap, Tina’s bodyguard, Krieg, and a group of vault hunters will join her.
Borderlands Movie Release Date
Until now, neither the production team nor the executive producer have announced an official release date for the film. The film hasn’t even started shooting yet. Because of this, we cannot provide a definite release date for the film adaptation of the video game. However, we can say that the film will be out in late 2023 or early 2024. Also, to date no trailer has been released for the film. However, you can watch footage from the video game series “Borderland 3” for reference. You can click to watch it above. Until then, let us know in the comments section how excited you are for the film and what you think will happen in it.