CINEMA NEWS – Borderlands‘ cinematic adaptation is slowly coming together cast-wise.
Deadline reports that Edgar Ramirez joined the cinematic adaptation (handled by Lionsgate) of Gearbox‘ cel-shaded looter shooter IP. He will be responsible for Atlas’ character. We also learned the film’s plot synopsis, which follows:
„In the movie 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 allies 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 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. Based on the game from Gearbox and 2K, one of the bestselling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands,” the synopsis reads.
As a recap: Ramirez will be responsible for Atlas’ character, Lilith is handled by Cate Blanchett, Roland’s role is filled by Kevin Hart, Ariana Greenblatt takes the role of Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu is behind Krieg, Jamie-Lee Curtis is Tannis, and the voice of Claptrap is done by Jack Black.
Here’s what Eli Roth, the director of the film, had to say about Ramirez’ casting: „What an incredible honour to have an actor of Edgar’s calibre, talent, and charisma playing opposite Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast. Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm but that air of menace underneath it all. I’ve been a fan of Edgar’s since his early performances and he continues to amaze me with each dramatic turn. We want to create something wild, fun, and very different from anything they’ve seen from Edgar before. I am so, so excited to work with him.”