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Edgar Ramirez Will Play Atlas in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ Adaptation

by Trey Hilburn III

The cast for Borderlands is tremendous. The Eli Roth directed film is insanely well-cast and is surprising the heck out of us for a video game film. Most video game films end up being mediocre at best. That’s why we are getting so excited about Roth’s Borderlands. The film gives Roth a chance to create a Mad Max type film with just as much action and even more octane. The latest addition to the cast is from the amazing talents of Edgar Ramirez.

“What an incredible honor to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, talent, and charisma playing opposite Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast.” Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm but that air of menace underneath it all. I’ve been a fan of Edgar’s since his early performances and he continues to amaze me with each dramatic turn. We want to create something wild, fun, and very different from anything they’ve seen from Edgar before. I am so, so excited to work with him.” Eli Roth told Deadline.

The synopsis for Borderlands goes like this:

In the movie, 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.

The film is stacked with this enormous cast. I mean Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Hayley Bennett!? It’s going to be a tremendous ensemble. I also have to say its sort of unexpeted. Video games are notorious for not getting the tone down right. Games are a tough cookie to crack. I’m hoping Roth manages to find the Mad Max within the Borderlands narrative. It’s vital and can make for a very cool movie and a nice setup for a franchise… if done correctly.

Are you looking forward to Eli Roth’s Borderlands? Let us know in the comments section.

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