Jack Black is set to play snarky robot Claptrap in the upcoming < em> Borderlands movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter , Deadline , Variety , and other publishings. He joins what’s turning out to be an all-star cast, which also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, and Cate Blanchett.
The movie will be directed by Eli Roth, who more recently placed The House with a Clock on Its Walls , which Blanchett and Black likewise performed in.” I am just so excited to reunite with Jack, this time in the recording booth ,” he said during a statement to The Hollywood Reporter . “< em> Claptrap is the funniest reputation in the game, and Jack is perfect to accompanied him to the big screen .”
If you ask me, Black’s wild exuberance is a perfect match for the robot’s quippy in-game persona. If you haven’t played the Borderlands sequences before, just watch this compilation of some of Claptrap’s best excerpts from the second game to get an idea of the role Black is gearing up for.https://www.youtube.com/embed/K3R3iBwGTKA?rel=0
The < em> Borderlands movie adaptation has been in the works since 2015. Blanchett is set to play Lilith, Curtis will frisk Tannis, and Kevin Hart will frisk Roland. Craig Mazin, who co-created Chernobyl and is a writer and exec producer on HBO’s take over The Last of Us, is writing the Borderlands script.
Speaking of The Last of Us , the throw for Joel and Ellie was just announced on Wednesday: Pedro Pascal( who represents the titular courage in The Mandalorian ) will represent Joel, and Bella Ramsey( who starred as the beloved Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones ) will frisk Ellie.