Movie adaptions of videogames have had a rocky history but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from trying. 2021’s Mortal Kombat was half decent and there are plans for a live-action version of Cyberpunk 2077. And then there’s the Borderlands movie. Due to arrive in August 2024, very little of the project has been shown. However, if you’re eagerly awaiting the movie director Eli Roth recently said “It’s bananas”.

In a recent interview with ComingSoon, when talking about the movie’s humour whilst remaining true to the game Roth said: “It’s bananas. I really wanted to keep the spirit of the movie in the spirit of the games. Randy Pitchford, the creator, was there with me every step of the way. If I had my own idea for a joke that’s not part of Borderlands in the canon, he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s great. Claptrap would absolutely do this.’

“All the character stuff that I wanted them to do, I’m like, ‘Okay, would Lilith do something like this?’ Or, ‘Is this a Tiny Tina move?’ He’s like, ‘That is so fantastic. We should do that in the game. That’s really, really terrific.’ So yeah, the film is fun. It is wild. It was a massive, massive undertaking — especially in Covid. People are going to have to wait a little longer for that one, but I’m really, really thrilled with it.”

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The long road to borderlands

The Borderlands movie has been in development for several years, originally beginning in 2015. As mentioned, very little of the movie has been teased so far with no official trailer as yet. The story follows Lilith (played by Cate Blanchett) an infamous Vault Hunter and outlaw. Returning to her home planet of Pandora, Lilith attempts to find the missing daughter of Atlas, a powerful and wealthy villain. But she’s also after a mysterious alien vault filled with treasure.

Like any good adventure, she teams up with several other characters a mercenary named Roland (Kevin Hart), a scientist named Dr. Patricia Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), and Claptrap, a robot voiced by Jack Black. Supporting cast members also include Ariana Greenblatt, Janina Gavankar, Cheyenne Jackson, Florian Munteanu and comedian Bobby Lee.

While the launch date was confirmed during the summer, it was revealed earlier this year that director Tim Miller (DeadpoolTerminator: Dark Fate) was brought in at the end for several reshoots. This was due to Roth having scheduling conflicts with another project, his upcoming horror movie Thanksgiving.

Borderlands is scheduled to hit theatres on 9th August 2024.

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