What to Expect from the Future of Video Game Adaptations and When to Expect It

TBD: Borderlands

In 2015 there was news of an adaptation of Borderlands being in development by Lionsgate, but it wasn’t until February 2020 that Eli Roth was officially brought in to direct. Roth has a history of violent and controversially bloody horror films, so the expectations to see if he’s going to add that side of his work into this adaptation are high. Even the character he portrayed in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz, was a fan of bashing nazis’ heads with his baseball bat, so maybe we’ll get something similar this time around.

In what was seen as a huge power move by the production team, Cate Blanchett was brought on board to star as Lilith in May 2020. One of the most respected actresses in the game, Blanchett is sure to help bring more attention to the project, perhaps helping to add a few more established faces aboard down the road. But above all, the combination of Blanchett and extreme gore seems like an interesting one to say the least.

Jamie Lee Curtis joined the project in the role of Dr. Patricia Tannis in February 2021, with Ariana Greenblatt coming on board in early March. Creed II’s Florian Munteanu joined the cast in March, as Krieg, as did Haley Bennet and Bobby Lee in yet-unknown roles. The following month it was Janina Gavankar that joined the cast, playing the character of Commander Knoxx. Soon after, following a trade report, Gina Gershon and Charles Bobabola were added to the cast, playing Mad Moxxi and Sir Hammerlock, respectively.


  • Cate Blanchett as Lilith
  • Kevin Hart as Roland
  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis
  • Jack Black as Claptrap
  • Florian Munteanu as Krieg
  • Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina
  • Janina Gavankar as Commander Knoxx
  • Gina Gershon as Mad Moxxi
  • Charles Bobabola as Sir Hammerlock
  • Cheyenne Jackson as Jakobs
  • Benjamin Byron Davis as Marcus
  • Steven Boyer as Scooter
  • Ryann Redmond as Ellie
  • Haley Bennett in an unknown role
  • Bobby Lee in an unknown role

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