Movies - Borderlands Film Ready to Ignite the Galaxy on August 9, 2024

By Mulder, 20 february 2024

In the highly anticipated American science fiction action comedy film Borderlands, directed by Eli Roth and set to release on August 9, 2024, Lionsgate Films is gearing up to take audiences on an intergalactic adventure like never before. The film, based on the popular video game series developed by Gearbox Software, boasts an ensemble cast featuring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Edgar Ramírez, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The storyline follows Lilith, an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, as she reluctantly returns to her tumultuous home planet of Pandora. Tasked with locating the missing daughter of the universe's most powerful figure, Atlas, Lilith forms an alliance with a diverse team comprising Roland, a former elite mercenary seeking redemption; Tiny Tina, a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg, Tina's musclebound protector; Tannis, a scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, a persistently wiseass robot. Together, this unlikely group of heroes must confront alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who holds the key to unimaginable power.

The journey of bringing Borderlands to the big screen has been a rollercoaster ride. After initial discussions in 2015, the film finally gained traction in February 2020, with Eli Roth attached to direct and a star-studded cast assembled over the following months. Filming officially commenced on April 1, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary, amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, wrapping up on June 22 of the same year.

However, the adventure didn't end there. In January 2023, the film underwent two weeks of reshoots directed by Tim Miller, as Eli Roth was committed to another project. Despite Roth not being directly involved, he remained attached to the film and gave Miller his blessing. Joe Crombie replaced Craig Mazin in the screenwriting department during the reshoots, and additional literary contributions were acknowledged from various writers.

Musical notes also played a part in the film's journey, with Nathan Barr initially set to score the film, but in October 2023, it was announced that Steve Jablonsky would take over the scoring duties.

As the film's release date approaches, excitement is building, fueled by exclusive footage shown during Lionsgate's panel at the 2022 CinemaCon. Test screenings held on November 9, 2022, further fueled anticipation for what promises to be a thrilling and comedic cinematic experience.

Get ready to embark on an explosive journey through the chaotic planet of Pandora when Borderlands hits theaters on August 9, 2024, with Lionsgate at the helm of its theatrical release in the United States. Fans of the beloved video game series can anticipate a visually stunning and action-packed adaptation, bringing one of the best-selling franchises to life on the big screen. Tomorrow the trailer will be online and we are so happy to discover it…

Synopsis : 
Lilith, a bounty hunter with a troubled past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora, the most chaotic planet in the galaxy... Her mission is to find the missing daughter of Atlas, the most powerful (and despicable) man in the universe. To achieve this, Lilith must form an unexpected alliance with a merry band of misfits: Roland, a seasoned mercenary; Tiny Tina, a pre-teen with a penchant for demolition; Krieg, Tina's muscular protector; Tannis, a whimsical scientist; and Claptrap, a chatty robot. Together, these unlikely heroes will have to battle the worst alien species and dangerous villains to uncover Pandora's most explosive secrets.  Based on one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands!

Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth, Joe Crombie
Story by Eli Roth
Based on Borderlands by Gearbox Software
Produced by Ari Arad, Avi Arad, Erik Feig
Starring  Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Edgar Ramírez, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, Jamie Lee Curtis
Cinematography : Rogier Stoffers
Edited by Julian Clarke, Evan Henke
Music by Steve Jablonsky
Production companies : Media Capital Technologies, Arad Productions, Picturestart, Gearbox Studios, 2K
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date : August 7,2024 (France), August 9, 2024 (United States)

Photos : Copyright Lionsgate