BORDERLANDS: Check Out The First Official Footage From Eli Roth's Adaptation Ahead Of Tomorrow's Full Trailer

BORDERLANDS: Check Out The First Official Footage From Eli Roth's Adaptation Ahead Of Tomorrow's Full Trailer BORDERLANDS: Check Out The First Official Footage From Eli Roth's Adaptation Ahead Of Tomorrow's Full Trailer

We finally have a first look at some footage from Eli Roth's Borderlands adaptation, which stars Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, and Kevin Hart as Roland...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 20, 2024 12:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Video Games
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"Chaos loves company."

"Eli Roth's adaptation of Gearbox Software and 2K's Borderlands first-person-shooter video game wrapped production back in June of 2021, but aside from a teasing glimpse of the main characters on silhouetted posters, we've yet to see so much as a single official image from the movie - until now.

A full trailer is set to release online tomorrow, and we have a brief teaser featuring our first look at some footage of the crew in action.

People has also shared the first two stills, revealing Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok) as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) as Tannis, Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Roland, Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War) as Tiny Tina, and Florian Munteanu (Creed) as Krieg, alongside Claptrap the robot, who will be voiced by Jack Black (School of Rock).

The group shot spotlights the crew looking down at the camera, and we also have another image featuring Blanchett's Lilith, who looks practically identical to her video game counterpart.

Check out the teaser, poster and stills at the links below.

Borderlands is a somewhat bizarre and very violent first-person, loot-based shooter which focuses on four “Vault Hunters” fending off local marauders while searching for advanced alien tech on a planet called Pandora. There have been three games released so far, and all have done very well.

Check out the official synopsis below.

“In the movie 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.”

This big-screen take was developed at Lionsgate and works off a script from Chernobyl screenwriter Craig Mazin. Roth also produced along with Avi and Ari Arad through their Arad Productions banner.

The movie is set to hit theaters on August 9. What do you make of this first look? Drop us a comment down below, and keep an eye out for a first trailer.

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PapaSpank54 - 2/20/2024, 12:39 PM
Borderlands is not my jam. Eli Roth is not my jam. Great cast tho.
lazlodaytona - 2/20/2024, 1:42 PM
@PapaSpank54 - Never even heard of this. Is it like a Task-Force X/Guardians of the Galaxy rip off?
PapaSpank54 - 2/20/2024, 1:55 PM
@lazlodaytona - nah it's a looter-shooter from the early '10s. Definitely predates mainstream Guardians and Suicide Squad. It's soaked in late '00s-early 10's Internet humor. Like I said it was never my cup of tea, but it was cool in the sense that it was probably the last hurrah of couch co-op games. It's funny you ask if it's a Guardians/Squad rip because like I said, peak Borderlands hype predated both of those films breaking their characters into the mainstream, but it's taken so long for Hollywood to get this off the ground.
PapaSpank54 - 2/20/2024, 1:55 PM
@PapaSpank54 - *that it feels too little to late
Origame - 2/20/2024, 3:20 PM
@PapaSpank54 - my jam is peach jam. Mmmmmmmmmmm!
Origame - 2/20/2024, 3:21 PM
@lazlodaytona - it's basically a parody of post apocalyptic games and shooters in general.
lazlodaytona - 2/21/2024, 9:00 AM
@Origame - oh, ok. thanks man
bobevanz - 2/20/2024, 12:45 PM
Craig Mazin script and a big budget Eli Roth movie? Hmmm this could be a surprise after all
bobevanz - 2/20/2024, 12:51 PM
"From the worst producer ever" is troubling. What a putz
bobevanz - 2/20/2024, 1:20 PM
Heres a cool behind the scenes on Minus One. TAKE NOTES HOLLYWOOD
santoanderson - 2/20/2024, 12:45 PM
Didn’t high profile members of the crew ask to have their names removed from this project? I seem to recall Craig Mazin asking the studio to change his writing credit to ‘Alan Smithee’.
GhostDog - 2/20/2024, 12:46 PM

lazlodaytona - 2/20/2024, 1:44 PM
@GhostDog - well, shoot. that might be worth seeing after all with that top pic.
WhatIfRickJames - 2/20/2024, 12:49 PM
Looks bonkers
SteelGunZ - 2/20/2024, 12:50 PM
Didn't know this game was that good that it warranted a movie.

Good Luck!
PapaSpank54 - 2/20/2024, 1:13 PM
@SteelGunZ - it ain't. People in 2012 had their minds blown by reddit humor, and Hollywood is late to the party lol
CorndogBurglar - 2/20/2024, 3:29 PM
@PapaSpank54 - You realize there are 3 Borderlands games and a spinoff, right? The original came out in 2009, but the franchise has been very much alive with its latest release in 2022. And Borderlands 4 is already being worked on and set for an announcement any day now. So that's 5 total entries and 15 years that the franchise has been around.

I get it's not your thing, but this is a very successful and popular game franchise.
Gizmoduck - 2/20/2024, 3:56 PM
@PapaSpank54 - what? all the borderlands games are good, 3 is fantastic.

I dont think it warrants a movie, and cate Blanchett who is 54 playing a young character is...odd. Shes supposed to be late 20s early 30s, not 50s. Blanchett is a great actress, but this is a strange direction to take, same with hart as roland and Tannis. Roland was not 5'2"... Claptrap casting is great, could have even been hart.

Movies always do this, and it doesnt make sense,
PapaSpank54 - 2/20/2024, 3:59 PM
@CorndogBurglar - no, I had no idea there was a third game lol
I apologize for not fully reaching the borderlands franchise before making an offhand comment on ComicBookMovie Dot Com. I will do better next time senpai
TrentCrimm - 2/20/2024, 4:15 PM
@PapaSpank54 -

You don't need to fully research something, but if you're going to make a claim implying the game hasn't been relevant since 2012, it's just common sense to ya know, actually know what you're talking about. Otherwise you're just talking out of your ass lol
J619SD - 2/20/2024, 4:45 PM
@PapaSpank54 - There are 6 games just on console plus some board games I think. Big fan of the series. This doesn't look great. I will still check it out in theater even though I am def not a fan of the casting.
jj2112 - 2/20/2024, 7:00 PM
@J619SD - @J619SD - If they did Handsome Jack right, the movie could be ok. Not sure he'll be the villain, though.
TheyDont - 2/20/2024, 12:50 PM
They look like clowns, but not in a Borderlands way.
mountainman - 2/20/2024, 12:53 PM
This looks silly, but I’m not a fan of the games so I’m not its target audience.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 2/20/2024, 1:02 PM
if they used the dialog from the game, I`ll go see this twice in the theater. The Borderland games had some of the funniest shit in a video game.
itzayaboy - 2/20/2024, 1:02 PM
Everything Avi Arad touches is shit so I expect nothing different here.
CerealKiller1 - 2/20/2024, 5:18 PM
@itzayaboy - Do you not like Xmen 1 or 2, Spider-Man 1 or 2, or even the animated spider verse movies?
BassMan - 2/20/2024, 1:03 PM
This could be a good bad movie, it’s obviously not taking itself seriously. I was surprised with Twisted Metal, probably won’t catch this in theaters though.
TheVisionary25 - 2/20/2024, 1:08 PM
Eli Roth is usually not my cup of tea but his last couple of films such as Thanksgiving & The House with a Clock in its Walls have made me interested to check them out…

This looks suitably bonkers like the game series so that’s good.

Fingers crossed , cautiously optimistic so far!!
Moriakum - 2/20/2024, 1:19 PM
From producer Avi Arad...
Clintthahamster - 2/20/2024, 1:38 PM
I was really hoping that the long post-production period meant that this would be CG animated to match the style of the game. Doesn't appear to be the case, though, so, yeah, might be a big pass from me. Though I'm sure Blanchett and Hart's romantic chemistry will be through the roof.
S8R8M - 2/20/2024, 1:39 PM
I am curious what additional footage Tim Miller shot.
mAdFaD - 2/20/2024, 1:48 PM
Im surprised to see how many people arent fans of the game! Some of the most fun gaming experiences in my entire life were playing those games. Very fun multiplayer campaign. Wild ride of a game. Really hope this movie is good.
lazlodaytona - 2/20/2024, 1:49 PM
Kevin Hart is involved, and with this type of film, he is not suited for it. Look at the RT's score of his last film (on Netflix I think..?)
I love Hart. But he's more suited teaming up with the Rock, Jack Black, and Ice Cube types so he can do the fairly comedic roles. Just not sure he fits this kind of IP.
Mugens - 2/20/2024, 1:58 PM
Know the game, even played it a few times, but with Avi Arad connected to this, I'll be giving it a pass until such time that it proves to be better than good.
Reginator - 2/20/2024, 2:02 PM
loved the games, this movie looks like trash
grif - 2/20/2024, 2:17 PM
hard pass. did cate [frick] with her face?
TheLobster - 2/20/2024, 2:23 PM
This film has been stuck in post production hell for YEARS so that’s a really bad sign.. but I would love to be pleasantly surprised here!
AmazingFILMporg - 2/20/2024, 4:47 PM
@TheLobster -

Eli was essentially kicked off the project and it went through massive reshoots. I have no hope for this.💁
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