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Borderlands Director Addresses Guardians of the Galaxy Comparisons

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Borderlands Director Addresses Guardians of the Galaxy Comparisons

In the upcoming film Borderlands, a ragtag group of outlaws must work together to find a missing girl. The idea of unlikely heroes coming together to save the universe is a premise that Borderlands shares with Guardians of the Galaxy.

Borderlands director Eli Roth understands the natural comparison between his video game adaptation and James Gunn’s Marvel franchise. Rest assured, Roth knew how to differentiate Borderlands from Guardians.

“I was very conscious of not remaking Guardians,” Roth told Total Film. “[Audiences will] see the movie, and they’ll see it’s different.”

Roth also added that his goal was not to make a successful video game adaptation but a distinct genre film.

“I said, ‘I don’t want [audiences] to be like, ‘Oh, that was a good video-game movie,'” Roth said. “I want them to say, ‘That was a really fun science-fiction film, period.'”

What to Expect in Borderlands?

The Lionsgate synopsis reads: “Lilith, 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. Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland, a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina, a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg, Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis, the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, 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.”

The Borderlands cast includes Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as the voice of Claptrap, Edgar Ramírez as Atlas, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Gina Gershon as Mad Moxxi, and Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis.

Borderlands is directed by Roth, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Crombie. The film is based on the popular video game series by Gearbox Software. Producers include Avi Arad and Erik Feig.

Borderlands hits theaters on August 9, 2024.

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