Check Out This Shadowy Peek at Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ Cast

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Yes, the Borderlands movie is a thing, and more and more proof has appeared that this isn’t a fever dream. Yes, it is being directed by Eli Roth. There’s no way of getting around it. This thing is happening.

All across Twitter, silhouetted images have been popping up, teasing the game’s characters as portrayed by some big-name actors. As of now, we’ve been able to see the following:

  • Cate Blanchett as Lilith
  • Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina
  • Florian Munteanu as Krieg
  • Kevin Hart as Roland
  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tannis
  • Claptrap voiced by Jack Black.

The shots let us pick out some details that match the characters’ various appearances throughout the game series. Thankfully Claptrap looks like Claptrap and not some over-stylized monstrosity like the goombas in the Super Marion Bros. movie. I’m glad to see details like Lilith’s hairstyle are present. Even without seeing the accompanying info, it’s clear that it’s her.

When we see the characters in full is a mystery. With E3 just around the corner, expect to see something then. It would be cool to see the games’ voice actors VO some lines for the actors just for fun.

Regardless, there’s some serious talent in that cast. Will they match their video game counterparts, though? The art style and voice acting in the games gel quite well. That’s going to be tough to replicate on the big screen. Roth does have the ability to make outlandish stuff work on film, I must admit. If this thing goes balls-to-the-wall with zero f’s given, it may just work.

Don’t expect Borderlands to hit until 2022.

What are your thoughts on this adaptation of the game? Who would you have cast in these roles instead of the current roster? Since this film will not be directly tied to the established lore and timeline, who would play Handsome Jack? Let us know in the comments.


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