Eli Roth Discusses Distinct Approach for Borderlands Movie Amid Comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Henry Williams
  • Jun 18, 2024
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Eli Roth Discusses Distinct Approach for Borderlands Movie Amid Comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy

Borderlands director acknowledges that there are going to be commonalities with Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will notice that it’s distinct. On the surface, Borderlands might seem to tread on the same witty, vibrant ground as the ultra-quippy Guardians of the Galaxy.

As director Eli Roth mentions to Total Film in their new issue out on Thursday, June 20, featuring Deadpool and Wolverine on the cover, he has made an effort to avoid imitating the Marvel team-up movie. Roth is aware that there will be resemblances due to the nature of the subject matter. He deliberately steered clear of remaking Guardians and believes viewers will recognize the differences once they see the movie.

In a similar manner, Roth emphasizes that he doesn't want Borderlands to be merely seen as a prime example of a property transitioning from consoles to cinemas, given that Borderlands is based on Gearbox's popular 'looter shooter' series. He aims for audiences to appreciate it as a fun science-fiction film, rather than just a good video-game adaptation.

Borderlands features a stellar cast, including Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis. In the movie, Blanchett's character Lilith returns to the planet of Pandora to search for the daughter of Atlas, described as the universe’s most powerful SOB. An exclusive image shows the group, including Ariana Greenblatt's Tiny Tina, seemingly on that specific trail.

Initial footage was shown at CinemaCon in 2022, followed by a trailer released earlier this year. Borderlands will be released on August 9.

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