In case you missed it, the upcoming Borderlands film adaptation from director Eli Roth not too long ago revealed its synopsis, and it’s fairly completely different from that of the video game franchise whereas nonetheless utilizing many of the identical characters and settings. Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has since waded into the dialog concerning the varied adjustments to notice that “the mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules” and that they exist in their very own universes.
Essentially, Pitchford states that the plot of the film and the video video games aren’t essentially at odds just because they’re completely different from each other. “We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines,” he shared over on Twitter. In different phrases, it is advantageous that the film deviates closely from the established lore as a result of it’s establishing its personal lore whereas nonetheless utilizing crucial bits of what makes a Borderlands title half of the Borderlands franchise. You can try what he needed to say in full under:
To the : The Borderlands Cinematic Universe isn’t similar to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We are genuine to characters, tone and elegance, however enable for unbiased storylines. The mediums aren’t the identical, so the content material shouldn’t be sure to the identical guidelines.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 6, 2021
Here is the official plot synopsis for the upcoming Borderlands film adaptation, for anybody curious:
“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.”
The Borderlands film is directed by Eli Roth from a screenplay by Craig Mazin and stars Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Edgar Ramirez as Atlas, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Haley Bennett as a brand new character, and Jack Black as Claptrap. It doesn’t but have an official launch date. You can try all of our earlier protection of the upcoming movie adaptation proper right here.
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