The video game industry holds Borderlands in high regard. There are many people who acknowledge this game's importance, even those who aren't fans. We hope that the movie adaptation won't be terrible, but it's so rare when they are good.
Luckily, Kevin Hart is playing an important role in the movie. It is no surprise that the comedian takes his roles seriously; this is no different. Recently he gave an interview about the movie to Collider, and we have the details here.
Borderlands Movie will be true to the games, per Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart believes the Borderlands movie will be very similar to the game's story. The story of the upcoming film is being kept tight-lipped by the creative team, According to Collider. Nevertheless, Kevin Hart wants fans to prepare for something that fits the vision of the Borderlands universe as it has been represented by the games.
When the movie was announced, there was some skepticism about how this film would turn out. Movies based on video games tend to be awful or have no regard for the original story. From what Kevin Hart says, that won't be the case with this movie. To quote Kevin Hart:
"The fanbase that follows the game is already huge and unreal, but I don't think they even have a clear understanding of how close we're coming to the game. It looks like the game. It's unbelievable, truly unbelievable… He truly is knocking this movie out the park. And I can say visually, it's like nothing you've ever seen. Somehow I find myself in these spaces where you get a part of these IPs that are hitting the big screen and have the potential to become so much more. ... Borderlands, nobody knows what to expect, but if this thing comes and it smacks people correctly, you could be looking at Borderlands 2, Borderlands 3. It's that good."
In the same interview, Kevin Hart mentioned how Eli Roth challenged him to be successful in his training. In preparation for his role in Borderlands, Kevin Smith trained with Navy SEALs. According to the actor:
"He said, 'Kevin, if you tell me that you can show up prepared and that you want to come in and knock this out, then you're my guy.' So I went, I did some training with some Navy SEALS, I got real good with weapons, I got real good with my hand-to-hand combat, and the experience here in Budapest filming Borderlands has been unreal…"
The Borderlands Movie is expected to release 2022.