There are a lot of great games like Borderlands around but none as popular or beloved as the original, which is why it’s not a shock that the Borderlands movie is such an enticing prospect for fans – despite the bad reputation other movies based on FPS games have. Nevertheless, the Borderlands movie is on its way and fans have now been treated to their first look at Lilith.
Lilith has been a major character in all the Gearbox-made Borderlands games, and she’ll be portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the Eli Roth-directed movie. The shot of Blanchett as Lilith is in silhouette but it certainly looks like the veteran Vault Hunter. Purportedly, the shot was actually taken by none other than Halloween’s Jamie Lee Curtis, who’s playing the slightly unhinged Dr. Tannis in the film.
Along with this shot of Lilith (which you can see in full below), Lionsgate has also revealed the first plot synopsis for the movie. Seemingly set some time after the events of the first game, Blanchett’s Lilith will be the main character and will find herself drawn back to Pandora “to find the missing daughter of Atlas (Edgar Ramirez).”
She pulls together a group of misfits to find the missing girl, “who may hold the key to unimaginable power.” Her group includes “Roland (Kevin Hart), once a highly respected soldier, but now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist who’s seen it all; and Claptrap (Jack Black).”
Welcome to BORDERLANDS & a secret BTS shot I took of Lilith, our legendary heroine, psycho blasting, vault hunting vixen with a bad attitude.#cateblanchett
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— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 1, 2021
There’s been a lot of casting news about the Borderlands movie this year, from Florian Munteanu (Viktor Drago in Creed II) as Krieg to Ariana Greenblatt (young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War) as Tiny Tina and Janina Gavankar as Commander Knoxx. Everything barring a release date, really, which is more unusual in the world of movies than it is in the games industry. 2022 or 2023, for sure, maybe.