Jamie Lee Curtis has used her Instagram account to reveal a new secret Borderlands set photo she took featuring Cate Blanchett’s Siren Lilith. Curtis, who plays Dr. Patricia Tannis in the upcoming film adaptation, also teased more pictures to come next week. The official logo for the movie was also revealed, courtesy of an official press release.
The black-and-white photo shows Blanchett only in silhouette, but even without many visual details, it’s easy to see that the movie’s version of Lilith will be extremely faithful to how the character is depicted in the games.
Asking fans to support her on the leak, Curtis also teased she can reveal other characters’ looks. As Curtis wrote:
Maybe next week, if you’re nice and let them know you want MORE and they don’t fire me for posting this, I’ll post other pictures of Roland [Kevin Hart], Tiny Tina [Ariana Greenblatt], Krieg [Florian Munteanu], Claptrap [voiced by Jack Black] and moi, Tannis”
Lilith is one of the four playable characters of the first Borderlands game, showing up as an important NPC in every other title of the franchise. As a Siren, Lilith controls mysterious alien powers that allow her to perform incredible feats, such as teleporting herself. As with other protagonists of the game franchise, Lilith searches for a mysterious Vault that legend says holds an unimaginable treasure, which of course attracts all kinds of bad guys.
The star-studded movie adaptation will bring a lot of fan-favorite characters from the games to theaters. The Borderlands cast also includes Édgar Ramírez as Atlas, Olivier Richters as Krom, Janina Gavankar as Commander Knoxx, Gina Gershon as Mad Moxxi, Cheyenne Jackson as Jakobs, Charles Babalola as Hammerlock, Benjamin Byron Davis as Marcus, Steven Boyer as Scooter, Ryann Redmond as Ellie, Bobby Lee as Larry, and Haley Bennett in an undisclosed part connected to Lilith’s past. Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford and Strauss Zelnick of Take-Two Interactive are executive producing the movie adaptation, ensuring fidelity to the videogame franchise. Borderlands is directed by Eli Roth, from a script by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl).
There’s no release date set for Borderlands, but the movie already started shooting last April. As with any other blockbuster, Borderlands will need to stay a long time in post-production, adding all the needed VFX. However, is safe to say by now that we should expect it to hit theaters sometime in 2022. Check out the new set photo below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Borderlands:
Two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett teams up with Kevin Hart in director Eli Roth’s Borderlands. Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous treasure hunter with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of Atlas (Edgar Ramirez), the universe’s most powerful S.O.B. She forms an unexpected alliance with a ragtag team of misfits – Roland (Hart), once a highly respected soldier, but now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist who’s seen it all; and Claptrap (Black), 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 one of the best selling videogame franchises of all time, welcome to Borderlands.