Cate Blanchett Leads the Way in Action-Packed Trailer for “Borderlands”

Cate Blanchett in
Cate Blanchett in "Borderlands"

Video game adaptations are having a moment in Hollywood, and Borderlands is the latest to get Hollywood treatment. The first trailer for this action-packed sci-fi blockbuster is here, and its star-studded cast includes the likes of Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.

Borderlands centers on an infamous bounty hunter Lilith (Blanchett), who reluctantly returns to her home planet Pandora. She must join forces with a ragtag team of misfits and “battle an alien species and dangerous bandits to uncover one of Pandora’s most explosive secrets.”

In addition to Blanchett as Lilith, the cast of this project will include Kevin Hart as a seasoned mercenary Roland, Ariana Greenblatt as a feral pre-teen demolitionist Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as her musclebound protector Krieg, Jamie Lee Curtis as an oddball scientist Dr. Patricia Tannis, and Jack Black as a wise robot Claptrap.

Edgar Ramírez, Gina Gershon, Haley Bennett, Bobby Lee, Olivier Richters, and Janina Gavankar round out the film’s supporting cast.

Borderlands draws inspiration from Gearbox Software’s hit video game franchise of the same name, and it’s been adapted for the big screen by Joe Crombie and Eli Roth, who also serves as its director.

Borderlands will be released theatrically by Lionsgate on August 9.