Borderlands Movie Gets First Quick Look After Nine-Year Wait

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We finally get to write another story about the film adaptation of a video game that is played by airsofters when they are not in the field exchanging BBs and shouting expletives. Nine years after its initial announcement, the highly anticipated Borderlands movie has finally peeled back the curtain, offering fans a taste of the chaotic action to come. Cate Blanchett leads the all-star cast as the iconic Lilith, stepping straight out of the popular looter-shooter game and onto the big screen.

People Magazine got even an exclusive, with photos showing the cast and what people say is a game-accurate Lilith.

Based on Gearbox Software's beloved franchise, Borderlands takes place on the wild and wacky planet of Pandora. Known for its outrageous humour, lawless society, and vibrant, cartoon-like visuals, fans are eagerly awaiting a faithful translation of this unique universe to cinema.

Eli Roth, best known for his horror films, directs and co-writes the film. The story follows Lilith, a notorious outlaw with a shrouded past, as she reluctantly returns to Pandora on a mission to find the missing daughter of the galaxy's most powerful figure, Atlas. Expect a rollercoaster ride packed with action and mayhem, mirroring the frenetic energy of the games.

Blanchett is joined by a stellar cast, including comedic powerhouse Kevin Hart as soldier Roland, sci-fi veteran Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tannis, rising star Ariana Greenblatt as the explosive Tiny Tina, and the inimitable Jack Black voicing the ever-hilarious Claptrap. This diverse ensemble promises a potent mix of humour, action, and dramatic depth.

Despite filming wrapping up over two years ago, the journey to release hasn't been without its bumps. Deadpool director Tim Miller oversaw reshoots in early 2023, leading to a period of radio silence that left fans anxious.

Borderlands Movie Poster

However, the recent release of first-look images has ignited excitement once more. Jamie Lee Curtis, perfectly encapsulating the film's spirit, described it as "badonkadonk bonkers" in an interview, further amplifying anticipation.

Rounding out the cast are Edgar Ramirez, Florian Munteanu, and others. The film is set to blast into theatres on 9 August 2024, and fans are eagerly awaiting more trailers and updates as the release date draws closer.

As video game adaptations continue to dominate the film industry, Borderlands stands out with its singular blend of action, comedy, and sci-fi elements. Whether it can faithfully capture the spirit of the beloved game remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: it promises to be a wild and unforgettable ride.

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