Good news for all the Borderlands gamers. Cate Blanchett is said to play a key character of the movie adaptation.
According to reports, the award-winning actress Cate Blanchett is in talks to play a role in the upcoming Borderlands film of Lionsgate. There is no confirmation yet on the news and Lionsgate has not made any comments.
The rumored role
Blanchett is rumored to play the game character Lilith. Gamers may know her as one of the main protagonists in the franchise.
Lilith is also known to be one of the six most powerful women in the game’s galaxy. She is an eridium-fueled Siren with deadly capabilities. She has also appeared in all of the three main Borderland games and in The Pre-Sequel which launched in 2014.
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And though it’s not mentioned how old Lilith is, the character looks like somewhere between late 20’s to 30’s.
The Mrs. America actress is already 50 years old so her role as Lilith may seem like an unexpected choice. But since nothing is certain yet and negotiations may still be up in the air, other names could surface.
The film adaptation has been in the works since 2016. It’s been four years already but fans are still hopeful for its release.
Its developer Gearbox Software has not made any updates other than tweeting about the news of Blanchett potentially joining the cast.
So far, the details revealed are those that will be working behind-the-scenes. Eli Roth will be directing the film while Avi and Ari Arad will be producing it under Arad Prods together with Erik Feig.
Feig is co-producing via his Picturestart banner. Reported to be the screenplay writer is Craig Mazin who won an Emmy-award for Chernobyl. As of now, the studio is still waiting for the deal to complete.
Should they get the deal, it is said to be another win for them. They are already in partnership with Francis Lawrence for the prequel of Hunger Games.
As for the plot, it’s still to be known if it will adapt the story of the first game or any of the sequels. It may also possibly be a whole new story featuring some of the central characters.
Game story plot
First released in 2009, the game franchise focuses on the adventure of four “Vault Hunters.” The traveled to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault which is said to contain advanced alien technology.
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