Rumors were spreading last month that actress Cate Blanchett was in talks to star in an upcoming movie based on the Borderlands series. Now we know it’s true…the studio developing the film, Lionsgate, confirmed the casting today.
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands is a series of loot shooters with RPG elements and a sophomoric sense of humor. The series has gone through three main games, plus spinoffs like Telltale’s “Tales From The Borderlands.” Blanchett’s character, Lilith, is a powerful psychic referred to as a “Siren” in the Borderlands universe, who leads a group of resistance fighters called the Crimson Raiders.
The Borderlands movie will be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Death Wish) based on a script written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Hangover Part 2 and 3).
“I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in Borderlands,” says Roth. “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. 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. Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”
So far, Blanchett is the only known cast member of this movie…as far as the other major characters are concerned, there isn’t even a rumor. Who would YOU cast? The Borderlands movie currently has no release date.