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Borderlands Footage Description Teases Star-Studded Video Game Movie

Lionsgate premieres the first-ever footage from Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie at CinemaCon, teasing a colorful adaptation of the video game series.

Lionsgate premiered the first-ever footage for Borderlands at CinemaCon, and it teases a particularly colorful and star-studded video game movie. The upcoming science-fiction action comedy is directed by Eli Roth and features an ensemble cast including Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jack Black. Roth’s Borderlands movie is based off Gearbox Software’s successful video game franchise of the same name. It spent several years in development before finally kicking off production last year; Borderlands has yet to receive a release date, though Lionsgate is confirmed to give it a theatrical run.

The Borderlands video game series, which first launched in 2009, serves as a first-person shooter that mixes space-western and fantasy elements. The franchise has not only received commercial success, spawning three additional sequels and a spin-off game, but it’s also been highly praised by fans and critics. The latest entry in the series, Borderlands 3, dropped in 2019 and quickly sold 5 million copies within the first five days of release. In total, the Borderlands franchise has achieved a net revenue of over $1 billion, making it one of the best-selling video game series of all time. Praised for its visual style and humor, it only makes sense that a Borderlands film is in the works.

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THR reports that Lionsgate screened the first-ever footage from their Borderlands movie at this year’s CinemaCon event taking place in Las Vegas. The one-minute-long footage teases a colorful video game movie. It begins with Blanchett’s character toting a gun and wearing a “fire-engine-red wig” while she fights her way through a vibrant cityscape. Hart’s character Roland also makes a brief appearance in the footage. The teaser ends with Black, who voices the character Claptrap, taking an unexpected bullet from Blanchett’s gun.

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While not much is known about the plot of the film, Curtis did release a first look at the Borderlands movie with a social media post back in June 2021. The behind-the-scenes image shows a silhouette of Blanchett’s character, a vault hunter named Lilith. Hart also posted an image from the set of the movie back in 2021, teasing the film’s “insane action.” The Borderlands CinemaCon footage helps prove Hart’s claims and aligns with Curtis’ stylized image as the teaser is said to be both electric and colorful. This bodes well for the overall film. Video game adaptations are notoriously difficult to get right, and while the fans might not be able to see Borderlands just yet, the early buzz seems favorable.

Lionsgate’s upcoming Borderlands movie is looking to capture the vibrant style of the video game franchise, as well as the intense action. Known for its unique characters and eye-catching locations, the game series offers plenty by way of inspiration for the film’s creative team. Hopefully, Borderlands the film utilizes its source material and allows its ensemble cast to really step into their characters.

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Source: THR

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