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Borderlands film clip shows Lilith's team in action

This summer, Eli Roth brings Borderlands to the big screen, starring Cate Blanchett as Lilith, the leader of a group of outlaws on a mission that could determine the fate of the universe. Although the film is still two months away, a new clip shows the team in trouble thanks to Claptrap. Jack Black lends his voice to Claptrap in the film, and in this preview, he almost manages to kill the team because he simply had to expel some lead from his robot body in the loudest and most obnoxiously way possible.

The tone of this scene is very reminiscent of Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy. Again, it seems to be about comedy first and action second. It also shows some team dynamics. For example, Tiny Tina is the only one laughing at Claptrap's antics, while Dr. Tannis annoys Roland by stealing a gun from him in the middle of a fight. This group doesn't seem to like each other very much at this point in the film. But we suspect they'll feel much closer by the end of the film… assuming they live that long.

In addition to Blanchett and Black, the rest of the cast includes Kevin Hart as Roland, Edgar Ramírez as Atlas, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Gina Gershon as Mad Moxxi, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis, Bobby Lee as Larry, Olivier Richters as Krom, Janina Gavankar as Commander Knoxx and Cheyenne Jackson as Jakobs.

Roth directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Crombie. Borderlands hits theaters on August 9.