Cate Blanchett Is Leading The Borderlands Movie

Cate Blanchett Is Leading The Borderlands Movie

One of Australia’s leading actresses, Cate Blanchett, has officially jumped on board with the next game-to-movie adaption: Borderlands.

The Hollywood Reporter has written that Blanchett will fill the roll of the siren Lilith. The movie will be directed by Eli Roth, who previously shot The House With a Clock in Its Walls, which Blanchett also starred in.

The screenplay for the adaptation has already been put together by Craig Mazin, the creator of the Chernobyl mini-series and a writer on The Hangover Part 2 and Part 3, The Huntsman: Winter’s War and The Words. Mazin is also currently working on screenplays for the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, as well as HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us.

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“We had the most incredible collaboration together on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do,” Roth said of Blanchett’s inclusion in a statement. “From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale.”

Video game adaptations have been on a bit of a roll lately, with Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog performing well at the box office. A sequel for Sonic The Hedgehog was announced today as well, with director Jeff Fowler returning to direct. Sonic is currently sitting as the most highest grossing video game movie of all time in the United States, having raised $US306.7 million worldwide without having launched in China or Japan.


  • Thanks Alex for not doing a weirdly whiny article about the casting even if it is slightly old news 😉

    • Criticising the casting of a woman? That would be the same as attacking all women and being a cis-gendered woman-hating sexist white boomer, right? I mean, this is the internet…

      • no the whining would be that they dont want her associated with a borderlands movie because something something gearbox something bad guys something not pc enough something.

  • I can see it. While first reaction was, she’s 50 and lilith clearly is not, i then remember what she looked like as hela and immediately shut up.

    Also, if they just follow the story of the game this could actually be decent.
    If you make it a 2-2.5 hour movie you really don’t have to cut out a crazy amount of main story.
    Main parts are. Intro bus ride, saving fyrestone, meeting tannis, getting vault key pieces, then the final stretch of fighting the atlas corporations people trying to get to the vault first.

    I feel that’s all pretty easy to cover in a movie. Even with room to chuck some of the more interesting side characters/missions in that early section both before and after meeting tannis.

  • I like her, she’s great, but I struggle to see anyone other than Cate Blanchett when I look at her. I know it’s counter productive but I feel like Borderlands needs less talent.

  • reminds me we’re meant to be getting a monster hunter movie

    oh well I’ll judge it when we see something, maybe it will end up like the uncharted movie (lol…)

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