As the highly-anticipated live-action Borderlands movie steers ahead, director Tim Miller offers a fresh perspective after stepping in when Eli Roth exited the project. With a slated release for 2024, the adaptation of the incredibly popular video game seems promising as Miller brings his vision to life.
For those unfamiliar with the celebrated Borderlands franchise, it combines elements of action, adventure, and first-person shooting in a fiercely colorful world filled with treasure hunts and unique characters. Therefore, translating such rich source material to the big screen without losing its essence is definitely a challenge.
Working on reshoots and alterations for a project that wasn't originally his, Miller reflects this as “an interesting and freeing experience." Serving as a director's relief in the moment of need, Miller shares his insights in a recent interview with Collider. His motivation to join the project involved being a significant part of the video game's adaptation journey along with wanting to collaborate with A-list talents such as Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, and Jamie Lee Curtis. He also mentioned Ariana Greenblatt, lauding her work in previous projects.
The storyline of the movie follows the character Lilith, portrayed by Cate Blanchett, who reluctantly treads back to Pandora in a quest for the daughter of a powerful personality, Atlas, played by Edgar Ramirez. In her adventurous journey, she is accompanied by an eccentric team of misfits, painting an intriguing picture for the audience.
Adding to the appeal, the cast roster includes other impressive names like Bobby Lee, Haley Bennett, Gina Gershon, and Jack Black. The movie further ropes in artists like Cheyenne Jackson, Janina Gavankar, Florian Munteanu, and Edgar Ramirez, clearly pointing towards an eclectic mix of performers.
Eli Roth originally boarded the project as the director back in 2015, with "The Last of Us" showrunner Craig Mazin slated to co-write the script. However, as the years rolled on, Roth had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts while still maintaining his central role as the main director. Craig Mazin also removed his writing credit from the film, and the script is now co-written by an anonymous 'Joe Crombie'. Many believe the pseudonym belongs to Mazin himself.
Despite the changes, Borderlands still holds its release date steady, with fans awaiting their visit to theatres on August 9, 2024. To keep up with the current entertainment landscape, check out our list compiling the most exciting films set to premiere in 2023 and beyond. The upcoming Borderlands movie promises to be an exhilarating adventure that promises to stick close to its video game roots. No doubt, fans are eagerly counting down to its release.
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