There are a lot of big news updates regarding the upcoming Borderlands Movie. One after the other big list actor gets revealed for this film adaptation. While fans of the video game series know certain characters and expect a retelling of the games, the Borderlands movie takes things in a different direction.
Borderlands Movie Universe
While the Borderlands movie will take inspiration from the video games, it won’t be a direct retelling of them. They will authentic to the characters, tone, and style of the franchise. And while the movie will feature similar events, the Borderlands Movie Universe is separate from the Borderlands Video Game Universe.
Because the mediums are different, some things we accept from video games don’t translate to the big screen. By creating a separate universe the creators are not bound to the same rules. Randy Pitchford compares it with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the movies are inspired by the comics, they have their own identity while staying true to the franchise.
Borderlands Movie Synopsis
In the movie Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate 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 robot.
These unlikely heroes must battle 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’ll be fighting for something more: each other.
Based on the game from Gearbox and 2K, one of the bestselling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands.