Eli Roth's 'Borderlands' adaptation set for August release, stars Blanchett, Hart and Curtis
Amongst the numerous high-profile game adaptations we've been promised over the years, it appears that this one will see the light of day. The live-action adaptation of Borderlands was first mentioned seven years ago. There was understandable skepticism back then, but now, it's predicted to finally become a reality.
Deadline reports that the film's release date was made public at San Diego Comic-Con. The release is planned for August 9, 2024. The screenplay is being crafted by horror specialist Eli Roth (Hostel) and Joe Crombie, who has co-written successful TV series like Chernobyl and The Last of Us.
Earlier announcements confirmed a stellar cast for the film. Featured actors include Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, and Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis. In addition, Jack Black will voice the character of Claptrap.
Although the film won't follow the game's storyline verbatim, it intends to stay faithful to its ambiance and universe. The characters will presumably team up to fight alien creatures and bandits, aiming to discover and protect a mysterious girl who potentially holds a secret of unimaginable power.
The film is being produced by Lionsgate Films, working closely with Take-Two and Gearbox, who are the original game's publisher and creators, respectively.