Kevin Hart is becoming a member of the Borderlands film because the expert soldier Roland, Lionsgate has introduced, reverse Cate Blanchett because the legendary thief Lilith who was forged again in Might final yr. Hart is greatest recognized for his comedic chops, along with his most notable appearing function being the 2 Jumanji sequels. With Borderlands, Hart will tackle a way more dramatic function. Eli Roth (Hostel) is ready as director — he joined final February — on the Borderlands film, whose screenplay comes from Emmy-winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl).
In a ready assertion, Roth stated: “I am thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a special sort of function for him, and we’re excited to thrill audiences with a facet of Kevin they’ve by no means seen earlier than. He’ll be a tremendous Roland.”
“Kevin has been behind among the world’s largest blockbusters, and our supply materials is impressed by one of many world’s best-selling video video games,” Lionsgate Movement Image Group president Nathan Kahane added. “We love the way in which our filmmaking workforce has tailored this story, and we could not be in higher inventive arms.”
Producers on the Borderlands film embody Avi Arad and Ari Arad for Arad Productions, and Erik Feig for Picturestart. Gearbox Entertainment Company founder and Borderlands franchise govt producer Randy Pitchford and Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick function govt producers.
Gearbox Software program launched the open-world first-person motion RPG Borderlands franchise again in 2009 on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Three extra entries have been launched since: 2012’s Borderlands 2, 2014’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and 2019’s Borderlands 3. Collectively, they’ve bought over 66 million copies.
Primarily set on the mineral-rich planet of Pandora within the twenty ninth century, Borderlands follows ex-convicts working for interstellar mega-corporations who’re left behind after the planet is deemed too harmful and of little worth. However a research of cryptic alien artefacts results in a discovery of legendary Vaults, attracting a renewed curiosity from stated companies and a bunch of “Vault Hunters.”
The Borderlands film is anticipated to solely be vaguely comparable. It’ll reportedly comply with a legendary thief (that is Cate Blanchett) who has to rescue the daughter of a mega-corporation’s CEO with the assistance of her bodyguard, “Vault Hunters,” and Claptrap, a small yellow robotic that is turn out to be the de facto mascot of Borderlands. It is unclear how Hart’s Roland suits into this.
Hart was final seen on the large display in 2019’s Jumanji: The Next Level. Final yr, he was a part of the Quibi action-comedy collection Die Hart (that he additionally govt produced), after which hosted the unscripted Snapchat authentic Coach Kev. His upcoming initiatives embody the action-comedy The Man from Toronto, reverse Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco; and the drama Fatherhood alongside Alfre Woodard. Hart just lately inked a long-term cope with Netflix to star in and produce a number of films.
Borderlands was initially set to start filming last year, nevertheless it appears the COVID-19 pandemic delayed these plans, because it has with all the pieces else. Lionsgate has not set a launch date but.