Since its start, the Borderlands video game series has been hugely successful, making over $1 billion worldwide. Plans for a movie were announced in 2015 after the release of two sequels and many spin-offs. Fans have eagerly awaited the movie, and in June 2021, they got news that production had finished. Now, they're excited for the release of the Borderlands movie trailer.

Director Eli Roth's film adaptation of the Gearbox-produced video game franchise follows the journey of bright-haired bounty hunter Lilith (Cate Blanchett) as she returns to her home planet Pandora in search of a missing girl.

Founder Randy Pitchford, also an Executive Producer on the movie, brings forth this tale. Along the way, Lilith teams up with a diverse group of characters, including mercenary Roland (Kevin Hart), preteen demolitions expert Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), scientist Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), masked muscle Krieg (Florian Munteanu), and the smart-mouthed robot Claptrap (voiced by Jack Black).

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In the three-minute trailer offers a glimpse of the Borderlands cast, which has been simplified from the games. This suggests that the film's storyline does not directly replicate elements from the games. Pitchford highlighted that Borderlands isn't simply replicating the existing games.


One of the cool things about the movie is we've created a cinematic universe that lives side by side with the video game universe. And of course, the characters are there and authentic in the themes and even some of the storylines. But they're independent storylines,”


The trailer starts with our adventurers opening the door to an underground vault, with Roland mentioning, "Destiny awaits." Lilith's voiceover shares the legend of a secret vault with hidden treasure, warning about the dangers of the universe's strangest and most perilous world. We're then introduced to the main characters as they journey through the odorous Piss-Wash Gully, engage in battles with various bandits and raiders, and face off against a gigantic monster. They fire missiles before narrowly escaping the explosion caused by the creature. Overall, Borderlands promises a mix of action and humor throughout the film.


Check out the film's poster below.


The film features a remarkable ensemble cast, which includes Haley Bennett, Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, Steven Boyer, Charles Babalola, Olivier Richters, Janina Gavankar, Benjamin Byron Davis, Ryann Redmond, and Bobby Lee. Notably, Penn Jillette, renowned as one half of the magician duo Penn and Teller and recognized for his voice work in "Borderlands 3," will also make a cameo appearance in the movie.

"Borderlands" is scheduled to hit theaters on August 9th.