The First Full Borderlands Movie Trailer Has Arrived And It Looks Suitably Ridiculous

Borderlands? I hardly know 'er lands.

Update: And the full, official first trailer for the Borderlands movie has now arrived.

The nearly-three-minute spot thoroughly sets up the vibe for the upcoming film, which seems to be somewhere between “Mad Max” and “maximum madness” and honestly looks like it might be a good, goofy time. Also, somehow Jack Black is making Claptrap mildly tolerable, which is huge.

Borderlands stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Edgar Ramírez, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, and Jamie Lee Curtis and is headed to cinemas this August 9th, and you can watch the new trailer below:

Original: It feels like it’s been on the way for an eternity, but the Borderlands movie is finally seeming like something that will actually release. With an August 9th premiere date having been locked in last year, we’ve now also got the first proper teaser video for the film, which comes as a precursor to a full debut trailer in the coming days.

The teaser debuted as part of IGN’s ongoing Fan Fest, and gives us a first look at some of the cast of iconic characters including Jamie Lee Curtis’ Tanis, Cate Blanchett’s Lilith, Ariana Greenblatt’s Tiny Tina, Jack Black’s turn as the voice of Claptrap and Kevin Hart as Roland, with no doubt more extended looks at these characters and more in the full trailer.

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IGN also debuted the full poster for the film, which certainly looks like a Borderlands poster if I ever saw one:

The Borderlands film comes via Lionsgate and was primarily directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) and features an impressively star-studded cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Greenblatt and Kevin Hart. The film has undergone reshoots without Roth at the helm, who’s moved onto his next project, instead roping in Deadpool director Tim Miller to tie up reshoots ahead of this year’s release.

The film’s 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”