Edgar Ramirez will play Atlas, a enterprise titan and arms producer, and probably the most highly effective particular person within the universe. Lionsgate has additionally debuted the movie’s official synopsis.
Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett groups up with Kevin Hart in director Eli Roth’s Borderlands. Lilith (Blanchett), an notorious outlaw with a mysterious previous, reluctantly returns to her dwelling planet of Pandora to search out the lacking daughter of the universe’s strongest S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith kinds an alliance with an surprising staff – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now determined for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robotic. These unlikely heroes should battle alien monsters and harmful bandits to search out and defend the lacking woman, who could maintain the important thing to unimaginable energy. The destiny of the universe might be of their arms – however they’re going to be combating for one thing extra: one another. Based mostly on the sport from Gearbox and 2K, one of many bestselling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands.
“What an unbelievable honor to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, expertise, and charisma taking part in reverse Cate Blanchett and this exceptional solid. Atlas needs to be a really magnetic character, somebody with charisma and allure however that air of menace beneath all of it. I have been a fan of Edgar’s since his early performances and he continues to amaze me with every dramatic flip. We wish to create one thing wild, enjoyable, and really completely different from something they’ve seen from Edgar earlier than. I’m so, so excited to work with him,” mentioned director Eli Roth.
Kahane mentioned, “The pressure of Edgar’s presence and the energy of his expertise as an actor make him a perfect option to play Atlas, a personality who controls the destiny of so many within the Borderlands universe. He is the proper addition to this good solid.”
Based mostly on the best-selling PC and console gaming expertise from developer Gearbox Software program and writer 2K, an entirely owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software program, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), Borderlands is likely one of the world’s most profitable online game franchises, with greater than 68 million items sold-in worldwide, together with over 24 million items of Borderlands 2, which is the highest-selling title within the historical past of 2K. The latest installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019 and was just lately launched for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X, has sold-in greater than 12 million items worldwide and was honored with the award for Greatest Multiplayer Recreation at Gamescom 2019 and Greatest Ongoing Recreation at Gamescom 2020. Borderlands relies on the best-selling PC and console gaming expertise from developer Gearbox Software program and writer 2K, an entirely owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software program, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
The most recent draft of the screenplay is by the two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing via their Arad Productions banner, with Erik Feig additionally producing via PICTURESTART. The movie’s govt producers are Randy Pitchford, govt producer of the “Borderlands” online game franchise and founding father of the Gearbox Leisure Firm, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive. James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the undertaking on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the movie for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada and Royce Reeves- Darby are overseeing the undertaking for PICTURESTART.