The Borderlands movie is about to start filming in Hungary

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Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), Adam Goodman, the head of Hungarian production services company MidAtlantic Films, mentioned the Borderlands movie was one of several productions about to go ahead in his country. "We're opened up space for a Lionsgate film, Borderlands [starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart], we're doing season three of Jack Ryan for Paramount TV, and we're doing a Marvel project, which, for the usual security reasons, I can't talk about," he said.

Hungary was one of the first countries to introduce COVID-19 protections like the tiers of "bubbles" that separate crew, and frequent mandatory testing, which are now being used across the film and television industry. Movies that had already begun filming in Hungary before the pandemic, like Dune, were able to resume and others have flocked there. Like Borderlands.

We heard a few details about the forthcoming movie last year, including that it's being directed by Eli Roth (opens in new tab) (Death Wish, Hostel, Cabin Fever), and will star Cate Blanchett as the siren Lilith (opens in new tab), one of the first game's playable heroes. Rumor has it that Kevin Hart will be playing another of them, the soldier Roland.

If Hungary can stand in for Dune's desert planet Arrakis, it can certainly double for Pandora in Borderlands.

Here's why Lilith is the best Borderlands hero (opens in new tab), and how Borderlands 2 was ahead of its time (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), 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.