Here's our first look at Cate Blanchett as Lilith in the Borderlands movie

Cate Blanchett as Lilith in silhouette
(Image credit: Lionsgate)

The Borderlands movie is currently in production, being filmed in Hungary and directed by Eli Roth, and although we know who is going to be in it and how cheesy the plot will be, we haven't seen what it will look like. Except for one tiny glimpse: Jamie Lee Curtis, who is playing alien archaeologist Patricia Tannis, shared a moody black-and-white photo of the movie's star, Cate Blanchett, as Lilith. 

Curtis tweeted the photo with the words, "Welcome to BORDERLANDS & a secret BTS shot I took of Lilith, our legendary heroine, psycho blasting, vault hunting vixen with a bad attitude." That sure looks like Lilith's swoopy fringe in silhouette, but there's not much else to say about it. The Borderlands games have such a distinctive look that cosplayers recreate it with cel-shading makeup and it'll be strange to see regular actors in wigs pretending to be those characters.

The photo also went out on Curtis's Instagram, where she added, "Maybe next week, if you're nice and let them know you want MORE and they don't fire me for posting this, I'll post other pictures of Roland @kevinhart4real Tiny Tina @ariana_greenblatt Krieg @bignasty Claptrap @jackblack and moi, Tannis". Ariana Greenblatt has also been tweeting some behind-the-scenes photos, like this shot of her character Tiny Tina's props, and her with the actors playing Brick and Krieg.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.