Here comes another video game adaptation, and we’ve recently learned this time it will star Cate Blanchett. The Oscar winner and prestigious actress is currently in talks to star as vault hunter Lilith in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Borderlands” film.
GWW has learned through our sources, the film will also feature several other in-game characters. Fan-favorites like Claptrap and Tiny Tina have been previously reported but we’ve learned of other Boarderlands Alumni who are also looking to appear in the film.
Crimson Lance and Atlas Mercenary Commander Steele, Pandora scientist Tannis, Lilith’s squad member Roland and barbarian leader of the Psycho gang Krom. No deal has been inked for Blanchett and outside of her preliminary talks, no casting information for the other characters are available at this time.
Our sources did give detailed character descriptions.
Roland is described as “a grizzled veteran but instantly readable as a decent man.” Tannis is “short with silver hair, magnifying goggles on his head and has the unblinking, steady gaze of a neurotypical scientist who sees a little less than you but also a whole lot more.” Krom is “like a barbarian conqueror of old. His mouth and jaw are gone and are replaced with riveted metal.” And finally, Commander Steele is described as “scarred, with cybernetic eyes and always in a terrible fu*king mood.”
Eli Roth is directing and will be paired with producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Erik Feig, who are producing through Erik’s Picturestart banner. Emmy winner and “Chernobyl” Craig Mazin, has written the latest screenplay.
The “Borderlands” game franchise is a first-person shooter created by Gearbox and 2K Games. The story follows a group of four Vault Hunters and their adventures on Planet Pandora to find the key to the ultimate vault. The “looter 1st person shooter” series has been widely successful, selling over 57 million copies and receiving numerous gaming awards and accolades. The third installment “Borderlands 3,” also released to similar critical praise and sold over 5 million copies in its first five days of release.
In 2019, fullcirclecinema.com reported that several fan-favorite characters will also be making their big screen debut. Through our sources, that report seems in line with the recent information we obtained. Characters like gun manufacturer CEO Deukalian Atlas of the Atlas Corporation, the foul-mouthed robot Claptrap, Lilith’s daughter Tiny Tina, muscle man and Tiny Tina’s bodyguard Kraig.
But what are your thoughts? Are you excited for the next video game adaptation and which other Borderlands characters would you like to see in the film? Leave a comment and let us know.