“Borderlands” Photo Teases Blanchett

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Eli Roth’s film adaptation of the “Borderlands” video game series is currently in production and today the film’s official Twitter account has been updated.

Along with adopting a colourful logo straight out of the games, the account also posted a behind-the-scenes image of Cate Blanchett in character as Lilith – albeit in silhouette.

Lilith is an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past who reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the Atlas (Edgar Ramirez).

She forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a persistent wiseass robot.

These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power.

Haley Bennett, Gina Gershon, Janina Gavankar, Cheyenne Jackson, Steven Boyer and Benjamin Byron Davis also star. Craig Mazin penned the script for the film which is due out in 2022.