News had come out last February that Hostel\u2019s Eli Roth had been hired to helm the Borderlands movie for Lionsgate, and though Hollywood is currently shut down, we have our first bit of casting news for the movie.\r\n\r\nAccording to Variety, Cate Blanchett (Lord of the Rings, Thor: Ragnarok) is currently in talks to play the part of Lilith. Lilith was a playable character in the first Borderlands, and is the leader of the Sirens, a group of women with special powers. Seeing that Blanchett has already played magical women like Galadriel and Hela, it would make sense for her to be cast as someone like Lilith, then again, I\u2019m not expecting her to do a lot of action scenes, jumping around and kicking ass.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=K3VOf3CBGvw\r\n\r\nWe don\u2019t know what\u2019s in store for the Borderlands movie yet, but with Roth at the helm, I think it\u2019s safe to say that we should expect the film to be violent and colorful. Personally I think an animated movie would have been better, but maybe there\u2019s a way to make this film without making it look too much like Mad Max. \r\n\r\nI think it\u2019s also worth mentioning that Chernobyl showrunner Craig Mazin is providing the latest version of this movie\u2019s script. It\u2019s kind of interesting that Mazin should be linked, seeing as he\u2019s teamed up with HBO for another video game adaptation\u2014The Last of Us. \r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=v3ZWbpce_Os\r\n\r\nNo release date has been set for the Borderlands film, but hopefully we get a solid update by the end of the year.