The Borderlands movie is finally coming together after months of pre-productions and casting. In the latest information drop, Lionsgate announced the film’s official plot details along with another cast member joining the roster.
According to the press release, Edgar Ramirez, who you probably know from the TV show “The Undoing” will play a character named Atlas. While his actual role as Atlas is unclear at this point, in the video game series, Atlas is one of the major gun corporations and makers. They make the more higher-grade weapons and in Borderlands 3, their signature feature is the tracking module.
As for the Borderlands movie plot, by the sound of things, it may be a lot less “Vault Hunter” than we expected. The official synopsis reveals that Lilith (Cate Blanchett) will join some other characters including Claptrap (Jack Black), Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Roland (Kevin Hart) and Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt) in an adventure to save Atlas’ daughter who has mysteriously vanished somewhere in Pandora.
There’s no mention of any vaults of any kind yet but let’s hope we get to see some loot somewhere down the line. The Borderlands movie is also taking a new approach to the story by introducing Atlas as a real person. Someone who we have only heard about in the video game series,
Two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett teams up with Kevin Hart in director Eli Roth’s Borderlands. 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 (Ramirez). 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. Based on the game from Gearbox and 2K, one of the bestselling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands.
The Borderlands movie is currently in production. Filming kicked off on 1 April 2021. This was confirmed after Tiny Tina actress Ariana Greenblatt posted a set photo.
— Ariana Greenblatt (@ArianaG) April 1, 2021