‘Borderlands’ Drops First Footage at CinemaCon

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The first footage from the feature film adaptation of Borderlands has arrived — and just like the immensely popular video game franchise, it was spectacular.

A sneak peek of the highly anticipated film, based on the games from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, was presented Thursday during the Lionsgate panel at CinemaCon.

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The studio shared approximately a minute of electric footage that showcased Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as she’s never been seen before: in a fire engine red wig, toting a gun and fighting her way through a vibrantly colored cityscape. Kevin Hart also appeared, as did Jack Black voicing the robot Claptrap, who unexpectedly takes a bullet from Blanchett’s gun, delivering a punchline in response.

Eli Roth directed Borderlands from a script by Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.

Borderlands, a first-person shooter amalgamation of a space Western and fantasy, launched in 2009, with Borderlands 3 debuting in September 2019. The series has sold more than 66 million units.

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