Edgar Ramirez is heading to the borderlands next summer…
Eli Roth’s film adaptation of video game Borderlands, starring the 46-year-old Venezuelan actor, has set an August 9, 2024, release date.
In the film, Lilith (two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett) is an infamous treasure hunter with a mysterious past who reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of Atlas (Ramirez), the universe’s most powerful SOB. She forms an unexpected alliance with a ragtag team of misfits – Roland (Kevin Hart), once a highly respected soldier but now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral preteen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist who’s seen it all; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a persistently wiseass robot.
These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who might hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: one another.
Roth and Joe Crombie wrote the screenplay. Ari Arad, Avi Arad and Erik Feig produce. Lionsgate made the film with Media Capital Technologies. It’s an Arad/Picturestart production and a Gearbox Studios and Take-Two Interactive production.
Borderlands is one of the world’s most successful video game franchises, with more than 68M units sold worldwide, including more than 24M units for Borderlands 2, which is the best-selling title in the history of 2K. Borderlands 3, launched in September 2019 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, selling 12M+ units around the globe and was honored with the Best Multiplayer Game awards at Gamescom 2019 and Best Ongoing Game at Gamescom 2020.
The Lionsgate film will face off against Universal’s Speak No Evil and MGM’s Flint Strong.