Director Eli Roth (Hostel, Knock Knock) has teamed up with Lionsgate to bring Gearbox Software’s Borderlands to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter says that Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Erik Feig are set to produce.
Borderlands live-action movie adaptation
The script was written by Emmy winner Craig Mazin, best known for his work on HBO’s Chernobyl. Mazin is also serving as showrunner on the upcoming TV adaptation of The Last of Us.
“I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands, and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio,” Roth said in a statement.
“I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate — I feel like we have grown up together, and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition.”
Borderlands movie cast
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cate Blanchett will play the leading role in Roth’s take on Borderlands.
“Blanchett will play Lilith, a siren and legendary thief equipped with magical skills,” the outlet writes. “The movie reunites the actress with Roth after she starred alongside Jack Black in 2018’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls.”
Kevin Hart has also joined the movie, and will play Roland.
“Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland,” director Eli Roth said.
Finally, we now know that Jack Black will play ClapTrap.
Borderlands movie trailer
We probably won’t see a trailer for a while.
Borderlands movie release date
The film’s still in pre-production. No release date has been set.