With the full cast now announced, production has been underway for a month in Hungary on this Lionsgate film 'loosely based' on the 2009 video game. Directed by Eli Roth (Hostel 1-2, Cabin Fever) and written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, Scary Movie 3-4, Superhero Movie), the synopsis as follows (my additions in brackets): "Lilith (Cate Blanchett), an infamous [red-headed, neon-purple tattooed) outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora [a hellish desert landscape loaded to the gills with ravenous monsters, psychotic bandit cannibals and mutant humans of every size and description] to find the missing daughter [Haley Bennett?] of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., [arms manufacturer] Atlas (Edgar Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; [Patricia] Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), a scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (voice of Jack Black), a [one-eyed, one-wheeled] persistently wise-ass robot. These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other." Also in the cast is Benjamin Byron Davis as arms dealer Marcus Kincaid, Gina Gershon as the sultry barmaid Mad Moxxi, Steven Boyer and Ryann Redmond as Moxxi's adult mechanic children Scooter and Ellie, and Charles Babalola as big game hunter Sir Alistair Hammerlock. I'm not gonna lie: Talented cast aside, this is - so far - sounding like a train wreck in the making. Don't know if I'll 'Catch a RIDEEEEE!!' for this one.