Janina Gavankar, who stars in the next Borderlands film as Commander Knoxx, said Eli Roth and his company “worked hard” with video game precision.
Borders star Janina Gavankar teases the video game accuracy of the film. The actress known for her role in HBO Real blood and the CW Arrow stars in the upcoming adaptation of Eli Roth as Commander Knoxx, a new character created for the film based on the popular video game series of the same name from Gearbox Software and 2K. the Borders The film features an ensemble cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Édgar Ramírez and Gina Gershon.
While the Borders The games focus on a group of Vault Hunters who journey through a perilous wasteland to the distant planet of Pandora in search of a vault filled with treasure, Roth’s film will put a twist on this. story as adaptations of video games often do. With a script by Chernobyl and The last of us showrunner Craig Mazin, Borders follows outlaw hunter Lilith (Blanchett) who returns to her home planet of Pandora to find Atlas’ missing daughter (Ramírez). To get the job done, Lilith teams up with a bunch of familiar faces from the games, including Roland (Hart), Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), Krieg (Munteanu), Tannis (Curtis) and fan-favorite robot Claptrap (Black).
In a recent appearance on the Collider Ladies Night podcast to discuss the winter finale of Big sky, Janina Gavankar also teased the next one Borders movie, saying that Roth and company “went hard“with video game precision. Like a self-described”unconditional playerGavankar admires all the work that went into the production design and artistic direction of the film to make sure it honors the source material. Read what she had to say below:
The production design and art direction alone are so close to the game. You can’t believe they put so much love and attention to detail. I walked in with my arms folded like, “You better do it right because I’m here to shout bullshit.” And it’s like, they went hard. They really mean it. Even down to our costumes, just so the colors of everything are right. There is a lot of love that went into the production.
During the interview, Gavankar discussed how the film stays true to the games, including asking Gearbox developers on the set of the film to monitor their creation as it comes to life in the feature film. A few videos from last summer while the film was still in production offer some insight into this process. One Borders The set video shows director Eli Roth spinning a precise pistol, which video game fans should recognize as a Vladof Infinity pistol.
Gavankar’s comments should help allay fears from fans who have worried about the film’s video game accuracy, which were sparked by confirmation from Gearbox chairman Randy Pitchford that the Borders the film does not take place in the same universe as the games. However, these comments from the Commander Knoxx actress suggest that the film will stay true to the characters, tone and style of the game. All will be revealed when Borders comes out sometime in 2022.
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Source: Collider Ladies Night
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