Penn Jillette Joins Borderlands Movie Cast

Lionsgate’s upcoming big screen adaptation of the video game franchise Borderlands already has a huge cast that includes the likes of Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and more. But there’s one more addition that we’ve just learned about, and it’s someone who has a history with the Borderlands games.

Magician and comedian Penn Jillette, best known as one half of the duo known as Penn & Teller, recently revealed that he’s flying over to Budapest to take a role in the Borderlands movie. Find out what he revealed about his place in the Borderlands movie cast below. Read More »

borderlands cast gina gershon

Eli Roth‘s Borderlands movie continues to add cast members. The latest: Gina Gershon will play Moxxi, Cheyenne Jackson has been cast as Jakobs, and Steven Boyer is Scooter. I have no idea who any of those characters are, but if you’ve played the Borderlands games, you might! Gershon, Jackson, and Boyer join a cast that already includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Haley Bennett, and more.

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borderlands movie

Director Eli Roth’s Borderlands is looking to be the most star-studded video game adaptation yet. With cast members like Cate Blanchett and Jack Black on the call sheet, it’s immediately one of the more interesting feature film adaptations of a popular video game to come along in years. So all eyes are on the Borderlands production, which has just started filming in Hungary.

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Borderlands cast - Ariana Greenblatt

Eli Roth‘s Borderlands cast continues to expand.

Ariana Greenblatt, who played Young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, is the latest performer to join Roth’s film adaptation of the action-heavy, sci-fi video game. She’ll play a character named Tiny Tina, a dangerous 13-year-old who is hellbent on revenge.
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Borderlands movie cast

With very, very few exceptions, film adaptations of video games have primarily operated somewhere in the “disappointing” to “embarrassing failure” range. But nobody tell Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth about that, because he’s putting together a cast for his film version of the bestselling video game Borderlands that appears to be punching way above its weight class. Horror film icon Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Knives Out) is the latest addition to this hyper-talented cast, which also includes Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart. What a trio! Read More »

borderlands movie cast

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’ Movie Coming From Eli Roth

borderlands movie

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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10-31

Eli Roth doesn’t do much directing these days, and after his last film Knock Knock, that’s probably a good thing. He is still producing, though, and he’s got what sounds like an exciting new project lined up. Roth will produce 10-31, based on a story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles. As you might have guessed from the title, the film takes place on Halloween.

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the river at night movie

Eli Roth and Kevin Williamson, two people who have made a name for themselves in the horror genre, will team for the first time for The River at Night. An adaptation of the novel by Erica Ferencik, the story follows four friends struggling to survive in the Maine wilderness following a white water rafting accident. The group is eventually drawn to a camp, hoping to find help. But other problems quickly arise.

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Eli Roth interview

Eli Roth has never thought of himself as a horror director, so the Hostel and Cabin Fever director’s first PG-rated and kids-friendly movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, isn’t that surprising of a choice for the filmmaker. As Roth sees it, his previous movies led him to directing Amblin’s adaptation of John Bellairs‘ novel, published in 1973. This is exactly the sort of lavish and old school spectacle he’s always dreamed about making.

While obviously tamer, The House with a Clock in Its Walls has the director’s dark, sometimes slapstick sense of humor as well as sequences that scream horror. Whether with a rotting corpse, evil pumpkins, or a hideous creature in the woods at night, Roth gives younger viewers enough credit to have fun with the scares. In addition to paying respect to his audience, the director told us about working with producer Steven Spielberg, his love of Amblin and Gremlins, influences and references, and showing the almighty Cate Blanchett firing a laser gun/magical umbrella.

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