The Borderlands film has unveiled its newest casting and now given an official plot synopsis for the Eli Roth-directed movie, and maybe unsurprisingly it will deviate from the video games considerably, with no Good-looking Jack in sight.
Quite—as reported by Deadline—Edgar Ramirez, who has beforehand starred in Zero Darkish Thirty, The Bourne Ultimatum and the 2015 Level Break remake, will likely be enjoying the position of the Atlas, the CEO of the Borderlands universe’s fictional Atlas company. The remainder of the synopsis additionally appears to make it clear that different first-game vault hunters Brick and Mordecai will not be outstanding members of the solid. The complete synopsis from the press launch reads as follows:
“Lilith (Blanchett), an notorious outlaw with a mysterious previous, reluctantly returns to her residence planet of Pandora to search out the lacking daughter of the universe’s strongest S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith types an alliance with an surprising group – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now determined for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s muscle-bound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a persistently wiseass robotic.
These unlikely heroes should battle alien monsters and harmful bandits to search out and shield the lacking woman, who could maintain the important thing to unimaginable energy. The destiny of the universe could possibly be of their fingers – however they’ll be preventing for one thing extra: one another.”
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has tweeted because the announcement to allay followers’ fears that the film strays from the plot of the video games fairly significantly, saying “To the interested: The Borderlands Cinematic Universe is not identical to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines. The mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules.”
In fact, that is to not say different characters like Good-looking Jack could not seem in subsequent films —these of you who’re up in your Borderlands lore will know the character purchased and absorbed Atlas into his firm Hyperion between video games Borderlands: The Pre Sequel and Borderlands 2—but it surely’ll be fascinating to see how the story of the film ultimately pans out with out arguably the collection’ most well-known villain. The Borderlands film does not have a launch date but, however filming is at the moment underway in Hungary.