Edgar Ramirez Joins Eli Roth’s BORDERLANDS, Read Full Synopsis Now

We’re just getting word that Edgar Ramirez (Deliver Us from Evil) has been cast as Atlas in Eli Roth’s Borderlands adaptation, currently in production.

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The announcement came from Deadline. It also included, for the first time, a full synopsis for the film adaptation of the popular videogame series:

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 forms an alliance 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 persistently 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.

In addition to Ramierez, Roth’s adaptation stars Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok) as Lilith. Kevin Hart (Die Hart) joins as Roland with Jack Black (Goosebumps) as the voice of Claptrap. Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers) rounds out the cast with Florian Munteanu (Creed 2), and also Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) as Tannis.

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Eli Roth (Cabin FeverHostel, Death Wish) will helm this adaptation from a screenplay by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and also Erik Feig produce. Randy Pitchford and also Strauss Zelnick are executive producers.

Are you also a fan of Borderlands? Are you also excited to see Eli Roth’s adaptation? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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