The movie for the action RPG game Borderlands will feature the original game’s “spirit,” according to director Eli Roth.
During an interview with Coming Soon, Roth went into details about the film after being questioned about the kind of humor it would have and if it would be as reference-heavy as the original trilogy of games was.
Roth answered that his goal was to “keep the spirit of the games in the spirit of the movie.” He also stated that Borderlands creator Randy Pitchford was on hand to help “every step of the way.”
“It’s bananas. I really wanted to keep the spirit of the movie in the spirit of the games,” Roth said. “Randy Pitchford, the creator, was there with me every step of the way. If I had my own idea for a joke that’s not part of Borderlands in the canon, he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s great. Claptrap would absolutely do this.'”
Roth continued: “All the character stuff that I wanted them to do, I’m like, ‘Okay, would Lilith do something like this?’ Or, ‘Is this a Tiny Tina move?’ He’s like, ‘That is so fantastic. We should do that in the game. That’s really, really terrific.'” So yeah, the film is fun. It is wild. It was a massive undertaking — especially in Covid. People are going to have to wait a little longer for that one, but I’m really, really thrilled with it.
The movie stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Haley Bennett, Édgar Ramírez, Bobby Lee, Olivier Richters, Janina Gavankar, Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, Charles Babalola, Benjamin Byron Davis, Steven Boyer, Ryann Redmond, and Penn Jillette.
No release date has been revealed so far.