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The first footage from the feature film adaptation of Borderlands has arrived — and just like the immensely popular video game franchise, it was spectacular.
A sneak peek of the highly anticipated film, based on the games from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, was presented Thursday during the Lionsgate panel at CinemaCon.
The studio shared approximately a minute of electric footage that showcased Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as she’s never been seen before: in a fire engine red wig, toting a gun and fighting her way through a vibrantly colored cityscape. Kevin Hart also appeared, as did Jack Black voicing the robot Claptrap, who unexpectedly takes a bullet from Blanchett’s gun, delivering a punchline in response.
Eli Roth directed Borderlands from a script by Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.
Borderlands, a first-person shooter amalgamation of a space Western and fantasy, launched in 2009, with Borderlands 3 debuting in September 2019. The series has sold more than 66 million units.
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