Featuring the Eli Roth-directed adaptation of the hit video game franchise Borderlands Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford, who is currently in production, has clarified whether the film is set in the same universe as the video game franchise.
On Twitter, Pitchford, who acts as executive producer of both the video game franchise and the movie adaptation, confirmed that the game series and the upcoming movie will take place in separate universes, but that the characters and tone remain authentic to the source material. .
For those interested: The Borderlands Cinematic Universe is not identical to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow independent storylines. The media are not the same, so the content should not be bound by the same rules.
– Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 6, 2021
Lionsgate, the studio behind the upcoming adaptation, also has the official synopsis for the Borderlands video that you can read below:
Lilith (Blanchett), a notorious outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet Pandora to find the missing daughter of the most powerful SOB in the universe, Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith allies with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolition worker; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s muscle-bound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a weak grip on common sense; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wise robot. These unlikely heroes must face off against 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 will fight for something more: each other. “
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as Claptrap, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Haley Bennett as a new character who holds the key to Lilith’s past. and Edgar Ramirez as the villainous Atlas.
The Borderlands The film will be directed by Eli Roth and Avi and Ari Arad will co-produce with Erik Feig, executive producer of the video game franchise and Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford will act as executive producer for the adaptation. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing Chernobyl, wrote the last version of the film.
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