The first official images for the upcoming film adaptation of Borderlands have been released. The Borderlands movie is based off of the action roleplaying first-person shooter video game franchise of the same name created by the company Gearbox Software. The Borderlands movie will be directed by Eli Roth and star Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu and Jack Black as the main characters. The film is set to be distributed by Lionsgate. Roth and Craig Mazin will serve as the writers for the film.

According to Lionsgate, here’s the premise of the film: “Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Édgar Ramírez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.”

The first promotional image for the film showcases silhouettes of the five main characters as they are seen standing in front of a wall surrounded by lighting equipment. The next few promotional images showcase each individual character standing on a staircase with their actual faces covered in the shadows. The location in which each of them are seen in is shown to be very old and slightly dirty, which gives the film the post-apocalyptic setting that each of the original video games had.

With filming having started on April 1, the Borderlands movie is expected to be released sometime during 2022 at the earliest.

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