Eli Roth‘s Borderlands movie just landed a surprising cast member: Cate Blanchett. Blanchett will play Lilith, one of the four playable characters in the original Borderlands game who has remained a supporting character in the franchise ever since. In the mythology of the game, Lilith is “from the planet Dionysus and is one of six Sirens, a group of women with unbelievable powers.” Blanchett and Roth previously worked together on The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
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Borderlands, the video game series that kicked-off in 2009, is headed to the big screen. Eli Roth is set to helm the Borderlands movie for Lionsgate, with a script by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. The original game followed a group of “Vault Hunters” looking for an alien vault on the planet of Pandora (no, not the one from Avatar).
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As we hope that some upcoming video game movies will break the mold of underwhelming adaptations that has defined video game films since the 90s, one more has been tossed on to the growing pile of forthcoming video game-based projects.
Today, Lionsgate has announced that they’re developing a Borderlands movie. It’s based on the RPG/first-person shooter combo game that follows a group of stranded colonists on an alien planet that has been left for dead, and is slowly moving closer to the sun, sparking the rise of horrifying creatures to wreak havoc on those left behind. Read More »