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Title: Borderlands

Genre: Action, Science Fiction

Director: Eli Roth

Cast: Cate Blanchett

Plot: The film based on the famous videogame series.
 
Cate Blanchett in Talks to Play Lilith in ‘Borderlands’ Film Adaptation

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It’s game on for Cate Blanchett. Sources tell Variety the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to star as Lilith in Lionsgate’s “Borderlands,” an adaptation of the popular video game. Lionsgate had no comment.

Eli Roth is directing with Avi and Ari Arad producing through Arad Prods along with Erik Feig, who is also producing via his Picturestart banner. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing “Chernobyl,” has written the latest screenplay draft.

If a deal is completed, it’s another major win for the studio in recent weeks following the news they would team with Francis Lawrence on a prequel in the “Hunger Games” franchise as well as bringing on Eric Warren Singer to pen the next installment in the “Now You See Me” series.

“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. The game is set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — the planet of Pandora — which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events. The series has sold more than 57 million units worldwide. The most recent installment, “Borderlands 3,” was released last September.

Lilith is one of the main protagonists in the franchise, and one of the playable characters in the first “Borderlands” game. She is one of only six women in the galaxy that belong to the powerful “siren” class, wielding incredible, superhuman powers.

The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the “Borderlands” video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Software, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.

James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the film for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada will oversee the project for Picturestart.

via Variety
 
We’ve learned today via official press release that Jack Black will join Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, and Jamie Lee Curtis in director Eli Roth’s adaptation of the bestselling videogame Borderlands for Lionsgate. This makes the film a bit of a House With a Clock in Its Walls reunion, that film also directed by Roth and starring both Black and Blanchett.


Black will voice the role of Claptrap, a persistently sarcastic robot that isn’t all that invested in the survival of his teammates.


Roth said, “I am so excited to reunite with Jack, this time in the recording booth. Claptrap is the funniest character in the game, and Jack is perfect to bring him to the big screen.”
 
I’m intrigued. Looks okay. Aaannndddd Kevin Hart don’t seem too annoying which is a plus
 
The trailer gave me GotG vibes. (And I'm sure that was on purpose).

I never played the games... But I'll give it a shot.

Aaannndddd Kevin Hart don’t seem too annoying which is a plus

I watched LIFT on netflix the other day... and Hart plays it 100% straight. No jokes. He's the lead cool dude action hero... and it was sooooo weird. I hated it.
Bring me back annoying screaming side-kick Kevin Hart haha
 
The trailer gave me GotG vibes. (And I'm sure that was on purpose).

Certainly GotG and suicide squad vibes
I never played the games... But I'll give it a shot.



I watched LIFT on netflix the other day... and Hart plays it 100% straight. No jokes. He's the lead cool dude action hero... and it was sooooo weird. I hated it.
Bring me back annoying screaming side-kick Kevin Hart haha
Nah can’t stand him. This time he’s not my worry. It’s the producer card lol
 
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