According to Lionsgate, this is the official synopsis of the movie:
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett collaborated with Kevin Hart to direct Eli Roth̵7;s “Borderlands.” The notorious out apprentice Lilith (Blanchett) has a mysterious past and reluctantly returns to her home planet Pandora, looking for the missing daughter of the most powerful SOB Atlas (Ramirez) in the universe. Lilith is allied with an unexpected team-Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for salvation; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a wild preteen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina (Tina) exhausted, verbally challenged, protector; Dennis (Curtis) (Tannis (Curtis)), weak pursuit of reason. And Claptrap (black), a tenacious wise robot.
These unlikely heroes must fight 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 may be in their hands, but they will be fighting for something more: each other. Based on the games launched by Gearbox and 2K, this is one of the best-selling video game series of all time. Welcome to Borderlands.
Since Atlas has never appeared in the game, the plot seems to be different from the game in some places. In the Borderlands 2 incident, Atlas was controlled by Hyperion and its CEO handsome Jack. In Borderlands 3, Atlas was handed over to Rhys, which is one of the protagonists in “Legend Without Borders” .
Live-action version of video game characters
Atlas Corporation is outstanding in “Borderlands 3”, and its headquarters is located on the planet Promethea, which is a key position in the game. So there may be some overlap between the movie and the latest Borderlands game there.
The actors in the “Borderlands” movie directed by Eli Roth include Li Blanc as Lilith and Hart as Roland, Greenblatt plays Tiny Tina, Jamie Lee Curtis plays Dr. Tannis, and Jack Black plays Claptrap.
The script was written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, who also worked on a live-action adaptation of HBO, played by Pedro Pascal as Joel.
Borderlands is one of several video games adapted from movies or TV. The Mortal Kombat live-action movie is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max later this month, while the unknown live-action movie starring Tom Holland is packaged by the young Nathan Drake. Time will tell which of these video game adaptations will eventually make a successful leap to the screen.
Matt TM Kim is the news editor of IGN.