Borderlands author and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has made clear that the Borderlands cinematic universe is totally different to the Borderlands online game universe, after followers expressed issues concerning the just lately revealed plot for the Borderlands film.
Pitchford revealed the information in a tweet after the synopsis for the forthcoming Borderlands movie was launched earlier this week. The plot abstract revealed that the film was diverging from the plot of the sport collection, primarily by introducing a largely unseen character referred to as Atlas as the principle antagonist, performed by Edgar Ramirez. Many additionally pointed to the shortage of point out of a Vault – sources of alien know-how that act as one thing of a Holy Grail for the protagonsts of the Borderlands video games – and Good-looking Jack, the villain most related to the collection.
Seemingly in response to these questions across the plot, Pitchford wrote: “The Borderlands Cinematic Universe shouldn’t be equivalent to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We’re genuine to characters, tone and magnificence, however enable for unbiased storylines. The mediums will not be the identical, so the content material shouldn’t be sure to the identical guidelines.”
To the : The Borderlands Cinematic Universe shouldn’t be equivalent to the Borderlands Videogame Universe. We’re genuine to characters, tone and magnificence, however enable for unbiased storylines. The mediums will not be the identical, so the content material shouldn’t be sure to the identical guidelines.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) April 6, 2021
Basically, Director Eli Roth (Hostel) and author Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Final of Us) try to inform a brand new story in a brand new verison of the Borderlands universe, riffing off of the themes and characters established within the sport franchise, which is par for the course for many variations. Nevertheless, some followers have expressed disappointment after studying the synopsis, which is probably going what led Pitchford to make clear how the staff is approaching the film close to the established narrative within the sport collection.
In IGN’s feedback part for the information of the film’s plot, TheCreepyPasta wrote, “Aaaaah now I get it! So many theories to clarify a bizarre solid and age discrepancies, solely to show once more that the best reply is usually the proper one: they by no means ever tried to adapt the story of the franchise in first place.” Alien_Whal3 on Reddit stated that it “sounds painfully like they already had a script for some generic sci-fi film and so they tailored borderlands to it.
“I do not count on it to be terrible, I am positive will probably be okay, however rattling is it going to be painful to see how poorly they characterize the video games and characters.” James-Avatar added, “That is simply one other ‘not made for the followers and too bizarre for most of the people’ field workplace bombs.”
It is in fact potential that Vaults, Good-looking Jack and different recognisable parts from the video games will seem within the remaining film, and are being held again from the essential synopsis – however followers are clearly involved on the early modifications being made to the components.
The Borderlands film, which does not but have a launch date, will see Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tannis, Jack Black as Claptrap, Kevin Hart as Roland, an ex-soldier turned mercenary, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Tina Tina’s protector, Krieg, and Hillbilly Elegy’s Haley Bennett as an unnamed character linked to Lilith.
The film will see the crew “battle alien monsters and harmful bandits to seek out and shield [a] lacking woman, who could maintain the important thing to unimaginable energy. The destiny of the universe could possibly be of their fingers – however they’ll be preventing for one thing extra: one another.” It is one in all a host of in-production film and TV variations of video games proper now.
Jordan Oloman is a contract author for IGN. Comply with him on Twitter.