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UNLIKELY HEROES TO UNITE

February 28 - March 5, 2024
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Gulf Weekly UNLIKELY HEROES TO UNITE
Gulf Weekly UNLIKELY HEROES TO UNITE

Borderlands, the video game franchise that redefined the shooter genre, is poised to get its own cinematic universe, as it unveiled the poster for its first film this week.

Directed by Eli Roth, the film, which is expected to be released this summer, features an ensemble cast including Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Edgar Ramírez, Ariana Greenblatt, Bobby Lee, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The story will centre on Lilith (Cate), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, who reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful man, Atlas (Edgar).

Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team - Roland (Kevin), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Adriana), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian), Tina’s protector; Dr Patricia Tannis (Jamie), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack), a persistently wise-cracking 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.

Craig Mazin has co-written the film with Eli, and Steve Jablonsky, who previously worked on Transformers, has scored the movie.

The movie is based on the action role-playing first-person ‘looter shooter’ video game franchise set in a space Western science fantasy setting, which has spawned six games since it first hit consoles in 2009, as well as two comic book series and three novels.

The film has been in production hell, with talks first announced in 2015, before filming took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.







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