The film edition of Borderlands is in talks with Jumanji star, Kevin Hart, for its lead role, Roland.
A former Crimson Lance member and veteran fighter, says that Hart will be playing Roland in the movie. In June of 2020, there was a confirmation that Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings & Thor: Ragnarök) will also be starring in the Borderlands movie adaptation.
With Cate Blanchett already having won the part of Lilith, the adaptation of the popular video game series appears to be gathering some serious star-studded crew.
Although, fans are still waiting to find out if the truth of the rumor of Hart’s role in the upcoming movie.
Kevin Hart is popularly known for his roles in Grudge Match, Ride Along Central Intelligence, and The Secret Life of Pets. He also had a huge hit in both of the Jumanji reboot films, Welcome to the Jungle and The Next Level.
Eli Roth will be directing Borderlands for Lionsgate, along with Avi and Ari Arad producing the movie. Craig Mazin, who is currently developing The Last of Us series of HBO, has written the latest script.
When will the Movie Release?
There is no official announcement regarding the release date for the film.
The Borderlands movie is still in the very early stages of its making. Thus, there’s no window to make an assumption about the release date. We can probably expect it to be at least two years away.
We can expect the film to be a loose adaptation of the games, which constitute a role-playing first-person shooter franchise set on the planet Pandora. The larger corporations, in search of treasure, wreck and forgo the plant. The left-behind workforce takes possession of the planet and turn it into a lawless land. However, following the discovery of mystical Vaults, the corporations return to the planet to loot the planet of its wealth.
The general plot of all three Borderlands games focus on the protagonists searching for Vaults left by an extinct alien species called Eridians. The Vaults contain both important technologies and ancient cosmic monsters. These monsters must be combatted to prevent the destruction of the planets and sometimes even the universe itself.
Video game film adaptations usually are very, very hazy interpretations of their source material. Hence we wouldn’t necessarily bet on Roth’s version directly adapting any single game’s story.