The Borderlands movie continues to come together. Deadline has reported that Edgar Ramirez (American Crime Story, The Girl on the Train) will play Atlas. While Atlas is a weapons manufacturing company in the games, not a person, Randy Pitchford has clarified. The Gearbox CEO tweeted the news out, stating Ramirez will play Deukalian Atlas, the founder of the Atlas corporation.
While any casting on the next big video game movie is cause for excitement, the news doesn’t stop there. Lionsgate also revealed the official plot synopsis of Borderlands alongside the casting announcement. If you’ve played the games before, some of this will sound a bit familiar.
Lilith, 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. Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland, a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina, a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg, Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis, the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, 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.”
Borderlands So Far
Edgar Ramirez joins an impressive team for Borderlands. Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) is directing from a script written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, HBO’s The Last of Us). Cate Blanchett is playing Lilith. Kevin Hart will play Roland. Newcomer Ariana Greenblatt (Love and Monsters) will play Tiny Tina. Florian Munteanu (Creed II) will play Krieg. Jamie Lee Curtis is playing Tannis. And Jack Black will voice Claptrap.
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