No official details are as of yet available for the Eli Roth-directed project, but previous rumors and leaks have suggested that Lilith the Siren may be the protagonist of a theoretical Borderlands movie, a suggestion lent credence by the early casting of Blanchett in the role. Full Circle Cinema reported this supposed centering of a female protagonist as an exclusive story back in June of 2019, but it also lists an earlier screenwriter and was written before Roth and the current scribe, Craig Mazin, were attached to the project. That’s not to say it isn’t possible, as Lilith is one of the Vault Hunters from the first game who goes on to play a critical part as an NPC in both sequels, but no guarantee currently exists.
The general plot of all three Borderlands games focus on the protagonists (there are over a dozen different playable characters across the three main games) searching for Vaults left by an extinct alien species called Eridians. The Vaults contain both important technologies and ancient cosmic monsters that must be fought to prevent them destroying planets and sometimes even the universe itself. There are multiple possible antagonists to choose from, depending on which game the film wants to borrow the most concepts from. Video game film adaptations usually are very, very loose interpretations of their source material, so we wouldn’t necessarily bet on Roth’s version directly adapting any single game’s story.
We’ll continue to have all the juicy details as they roll in on this Borderlands film adaptation.