Video game movie adaptations have become really common these days. Earlier, we could rarely see movies based on video games. However, the financial success of films like “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Detective Pikachu” have made every producer/filmmaker realize what kind of content people are looking out for nowadays. As a result of this, “Borderlands”, the action role-playing first-person shooter video game has now got itself a film adaptation. Eli Roth, the American actor, producer, editor, writer, and film director is going to direct the movie. The video game franchise is already kind of absurd. Moreover, the actors and the director that are said to be associated with the movies are also odd. So, let us dive further into the article to find out everything there is to know about this movie.
Jack Black is gonna voice Claptrap in the upcoming Borderlands movie.
Ngl I'm pretty excited
— Crunk Bunny (@PetanoPrime) February 11, 2021
Borderlands movie info got me excited, hope it turns out well! Honestly can't wait, it's one of my favorite video game franchises.
— James (@FudgeOreos) March 9, 2021
Borderlands movie??!?!!?! I’m so excited and worried all at once but AHHHH!! :DDDD
— littlemoocher (@littlemoocher) February 10, 2021
The announcement of the movie “Borderlands” came as a surprise for everyone because it had never been in talks earlier. However, what was more surprising was as time proceeded, the directors, actors, and the rest of the production was slowly revealed. As said above, Eli Roth is going to direct the film adaptation of the video game series. Before this, Eli has directed some really good movies like “Death Wish”, “The House with a Clock in Its Wall”, and “The Green Inferno”. But, most of his works included horror movies which caught everyone by surprise. Nevertheless, looking at the larger picture, Eli does have good experience with violent aspects which will help him in directing the movie.
Many other famous 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 HBO’s 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 the movie being adapted from the video game, Gearbox’s controversial founder Randy Pitchford and 2K’s CEO Strauss Zelnick are working together as the executive producers on the project. Now, let us have a look at the cast that will be giving voice to the various characters in the movie. It consists of some really famous and talented artists.
Jack Black as Claptrap (the annoyingly funny robot): Jack Black is an American actor, musician, and comedian. Some of his best works include “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “King Kong”, and “Goosebumps”.
Cate Blanchett as Lilith (a siren with superman abilities): Cate Blanchet is an Australian producer, theatre director, and actor who is regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. She has been a part of shows and movies like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Thor: Ragnarok”, and “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Kevin Hart as Super-soldier Roland: Kevin Hart is an American actor, standup comedian, and producer. Some of his best works include “Jumanji: The Next Level”, “Scary Movie” series, and “Top Five”.
Jamie Lee Curtis as Patricia Tannis: Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, producer, director, author, and activist. Some of her best works include the “Halloween” series, “Knives Out”, and “Scream Queens”.
What to expect from the movie “Borderlands”?
In May 2015, a media report came out that suggested the premise of the film as given below. Some horrifying alien creatures concealed deep under the surface of earth start appearing due to a nearby star’s gravitational pull. The people who survive start retreating to a vault. There are rumors that the vault mentioned consists of some advanced alien technology. However, years later i.e. in 2019, a new report came out. This report stated that the characters and plot of the film were roughly going to be similar to those from the games. Anyhow, now there is a rumor that the movie is going to follow the ‘legendary thief’ Lilith. She has to rescue Tiny Tina, the 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
As of now, the production team or the executive producers have not made any announcement regarding the official release date of the movie. The film hasn’t even started filming right now. Consequently, we cannot give an exact release date for the movie adaptation of the video game. However, we can say that the movie will be out by late 2023 or early 2024. Moreover, no trailer has been released for the movie as of now. However, you can watch a trailer of the video game series “Borderland 3” for some reference. You can click to watch it above. Until then, let us know in the comments section how excited you are for the movie and what do you think will happen in it.