Some video game movies are claptrap and some to have Boniment. The latter, of course, is the talkative robot from Gearbox’s energetic Borderlands franchise – set to be adapted into a big-screen adventure by Eli Roth.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays Dr Patricia Tannis in the next iteration, spoke to Total Film magazine ahead of their new issue to further increase the hype for those hoping Borderlands will break the curse of video game movies. Spoilers: Looks like the movie keeps its unmistakable tone of strong, intriguing humor.
“It’s crazy. It’s badonkadonk crazy,” Curtis said. “It’s amazing what they’ve done visually and creatively, from set design to costume design, camera design, great script and a wonderful eclectic but great fun family of actors, leading it all with. Cate [Blanchett], who was beyond – and so committed and dedicated to this work. I think you are going to be so happy. “
“But it’s crazy. It’s mcnutty hazelnut. It’s definitely mcnutty hazelnut,” Curtis reiterated.
Borderlands, with Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland and Jack Black as Claptrap, has now completed filming and is slated for release in 2022.
Want more from Jamie Lee Curtis? The Halloween Kills actor teased the “brutal” sequel further as part of the Total Film cover.
To learn more about the film, pick up a copy of the new issue of Total Film magazine when it hits newsstands in stores and digital retailers starting Friday, July 23.
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