The Borderlands Film Gets A Cheesy Plot Synopsis
Some may think that an Eli Roth-directed Borderlands movie is simply a few kind of fever dream: but no. There were various tidbits (opens in new tab) approximately the film’s casting (opens in new tab), and it is now been introduced that Edgar Ramirez, regarded for roles in films like Zero Dark Thirty and Hands of Stone, might be gambling the arms producer Atlas. In addition to this, further solid iron proof of the challenge’s truth comes within the form of a plot synopsis.
Included within the press release announcing Ramirez’s casting is this summary of the movie’s occasions (thank you, ComicBook (opens in new tab)). Essentially, Atlas hires Lilith (Cate Blanchett) to locate his lacking daughter, and various gun-primarily based hijinks ensue:
“Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious beyond, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to discover the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected group— Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-youngster demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a persistently wiseass robot.”
‘Persistently wiseass robot’ is the form of word which you’d suppose may hurt price ticket sales but, as the achievement of the Borderlands franchise shows, there may be no accounting for flavor. On a greater critical observe, there is no denying that Roth has assembled a setllar forged so, who knows, this is probably an surprising pleasure within the vein of the Monster Hunter film.
The synopsis concludes: “These unlikely heroes need to conflict alien monsters and threatening bandits to locate and guard the missing female, who may additionally keep the important thing to inconceivable electricity. The destiny of the universe might be of their arms—but they’ll be preventing for something greater: every different.”
No need to observe it now, is there? Don’t say I by no means do something for you. The film is currently in production in Hungary , and would not but have a release date.
Rich is a games journalist with 15 years’ experience, beginning his profession on Edge magazine earlier than operating for a huge variety of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He become the editor of Kotaku UK, the United Kingdom arm of Kotaku, for 3 years earlier than joining PC Gamer. He is the writer of a Brief History of Video Games, a full records of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review defined as “[a] should-read for critical minded game historians and curious online game connoisseurs alike.”