First Borderlands Images Debut Cate Blanchett’s Lilith

Lionsgate has launched the first images of its Borderlands film during its presentation at CinemaCon.

According to The Hollywood ReporterAccording to the description of the preview, the clip featured Cate Blanchett’s Lilith “in a fire engine red wig, carrying a gun and making her way through a brightly colored cityscape.” Kevin Hart’s Roland and Jack Black’s Claptrap also appeared in the footage, the latter taking a bullet from Blanchett’s pistol followed by a punchline.

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Borderlands is a first-person shooter role-playing game franchise set on the planet Pandora. After being ravaged and abandoned by big corporations in search of treasure, the workforce left behind takes over the planet and turns it into a land of lawlessness. However, following the discovery of Mystical Vaults, corporations return to the planet to plunder its riches. The film adaptation will be directed by Eli Roth and written by Craig Mazin.

In the video game series, Lilith is one of six women in the galaxy who are part of the “mermaid” class and possess superhuman powers. The film will follow her as she returns to her home planet, Pandora, to find the missing daughter of mighty Atlas. There, she will form an unlikely team that will quickly discover that the fate of the universe rests in her hands.

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The film also stars Haley Bennett as the original character who, according to the description, is “the key to Cate Blanchett’s character Lilith’s past.” Other cast members include Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Gina Gershon as Moxxi, Cheyenne Jackson as Jakobs, Charles Babalola as Hammerlock, Benjamin Byron Davis as Marcus, Steven Boyer as Scooter, Ryann Redmond as Ellie and Bobby Lee as Larry, a another original role created for the film. Finally, Penn Jillette, one half of the magician/comedian duo known as Penn & Teller, will have a “very, very, very small role” in the film.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, the first Borderlands games launched in 2009. This was followed by Borderlands 2 in 2012, The pre-sequel in 2014 and Borderlands 3 in 2019. Over 66 million copies of the games have been sold, generating over $1 billion in revenue.

Other films at Lionsgate’s CinemaCon panel include Wick jeans 4, Hunger Games Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Spend4bles.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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