‘The Undoing’ actor Edgar Ramírez has joined the stellar cast of Eli Roth’s video game adaptation ‘Borderlands’.
Ramírez will play the character of Atlas, a business titan and arms manufacturer and the most powerful person in the known universe. He joins Cate Blanchett who stars as Lilith, an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of Atlas.
She forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a persistent 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.
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Eli Roth will helm the picture with Avi and Ari Arad producing through Arad Prods along with Erik Feig, who is also producing via his Picturestart banner. Craig Mazin has penned the latest screenplay draft.
Having launched in 2009, ‘Borderlands’ is an open-world action role-playing first-person shooter video game. The game’s story focuses on a group of four “Vault Hunters”, who travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault, rumoured to contain advanced alien technology, finding themselves battling the local wildlife and bandit population, but ultimately attempting to stop the head of a private corporation army from reaching the vault first.