Article By: XGN Jessi 7XS
From the minds of Gearbox Software and published by 2K, in 2009 we were introduced to Pandora and the fearless heroes Lilith, Roland, Tannis, and even our resident pain in the ass Claptrap, in what was the first title of the Borderlands series. After the launch of Borderlands 3 in September 2019, I’m so excited that this news has come about. A Borderlands movie! This news was originally spoken of in 2015, but very few details were available, and we hadn’t heard anything about it since.
Most recently it was announced in January that after months of negotiations, Kevin Hart would play Roland, which would be a role completely different from what we are used to seeing him in. We know already that Cate Blanchette will take the role of Siren, Lilith. Today it was announced that the legend herself, Jaime Lee Curtis, will play Dr. Patricia Tannis!
Update [2.11.21]: It has been announced by Lionsgate that Jack Black has now been cast as the voice of Claptrap!
With what details I was able to find for us, I did read an article today from PCGamer.com, that the movie would be filming in Hungary. This was mentioned by the Head of Hungarian production services company, MidAtlantic Films, Adam Goodman, only confirming that space was opened up for the Lionsgate film Borderlands.
What we also know about the Borderlands movie, is that it is being Directed by Eli Roth who is famously known for thrillers; Hostel, Cabin Fever, and Grindhouse. Being that Eli has Directed some pretty gory and gruesome films, it is a possibility he could bring that over to this film as well, as we all know that it can get pretty nasty taking out those Skags. The script for the Borderlands movie has been written by Craig Mazin. Mazin is well known for his work on the Chernobyl series that made its run on HBO, and gained mass popularity in just a short time.
There is currently an IMDB page for the Borderlands movie, but this does not give us any extra information on the movie than what we already know. More information on the movie is expected to be discussed during Pax East on February 27th, 2021.
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