Will It Be a Bewm or BOOM?
Just this week, whispers spread that the Borderlands movie might be dead. It had been in production since 2021 and the last we heard of it, reshoots were taking place in January. Earlier today, Lionsgate and Gearbox announced that it would be hitting theaters in August 2024.
Halfway through 2021, fans were treated to some cast “photos”. The actors were shot in-costume to show their silhouettes. Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Kevin Hart will be playing Tannis, Tiny Tina, Krieg, Claptrap, Lilith, and Roland, respectively.
With the release date about 13 months away, this means Lionsgate has over a year to actually show us something new. Now that the release date is set (for now), hopefully we can get a trailer soon. It does not inspire confidence that our only look at the Borderlands movie is a bunch of shadows.
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— Borderlands (@Borderlands) July 20, 2023
I will say, the cartoony shapes in the silhouettes, like Lilith’s hair and Krieg’s outfit, do set the right tone. If the rest of the film can match the game’s over-the-top style, fans might find something they like. Hopefully, Kevin Hart will be playing a character that isn’t Kevin Hart. Maybe Jack Black’s performance as Claptrap will carry the movie like he did as Bowser.
The Borderlands movie is expected to hit theaters on August 9th, 2024.
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