Borderlands: Claptrap image announces that filming has wrapped

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Principal photography on director Eli Roth's adaptation of the Borderlands video game series has wrapped, and we know this because the official Borderlands Twitter account celebrated the end of filming by posting a picture of the robot Claptrap:

It's interesting that the theatrical release year is obscured by a couple bomb emojis there. Lionsgate apparently doesn't even want to commit to a year at this point, but I would hope that Borderlands is going to be released some time in 2022. Unless they can get this thing into theatres by the end of 2021… But I assume it's going to require too many special effects for that to be possible.

Scripted by Craig Mazin, Borderlands is based on the games from Gearbox and 2K. The film has a large cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Edgar Ramirez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Haley Bennett, Olivier Richters, Janina Gavankar, Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, Charles Babalola, Benjamin Byron Davis, Steven Boyer, Bobby Lee, Ryann Redmond, and Penn Jillette, with Jack Black providing the voice of Claptrap.

The synopsis: 

Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; 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. 

Borderlands is produced by Arad Productions' Avi Arad and Ari Arad, along with PICTURESTART's Erik Feig. Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford serves as executive producer with Strauss Zelnick of Take-Two Interactive. James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project for Lionsgate, while Emmy Yu does the same for Arad Productions and Lucy Kitada and Royce Reeves-Darby are overseeing for PICTURESTART.

Source: Twitter

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