The Borderlands film wrapped principal pictures in June 2021. Now, two years later and following reshoots and rewrites, Final of Us co-writer and co-creator Craig Mazin has seemingly determined he doesn’t need his title hooked up to the upcoming movie which nonetheless doesn’t have a launch date or trailer.
First introduced in 2015, it took years for the Borderlands film to truly lock down a director and begin filming. Based mostly on the favored Gearbox-developed sci-fi co-op FPS RPG franchise, Borderlands lastly began filming in 2021 with a star-studded forged that included Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis. In June 2021, shortly after filming was completed, we obtained our first have a look at the forged as their characters. Nonetheless, two years later, that’s principally all we’ve seen. Not a very good signal! In January 2023, issues solely obtained worse because it was confirmed that the movie would obtain reshoots beneath a brand new director, Tim Miller. A brand new author, Zak Olkewicz, was additionally introduced in to assist pen some new pages for Miller. And now, it seems to be just like the movie’s authentic co-writer, Craig Mazin, needs his title nowhere close to this movie.
As reported by World of Reel and confirmed by way of the Author’s Guild web site, the present credited writers on the Borderlands movie are Eli Roth and Joe Crombie, a pseudonym for Craig Mazin. That is just like how, again within the day, administrators engaged on a movie they didn’t like or need their title related to would choose to make use of the standard pretend title of Alan Smithee. So it’s extremely doubtless that Mazin is doing the identical and selecting to omit his title for a made-up credit score so as to now not be hooked up to the upcoming movie adaptation.
Mazin got here to prominence writing comedy, with credit on screenplays like Scary Film III and The Hangover Half II. Extra lately, nonetheless, he’s made a reputation for himself in status drama, helming HBO’s acclaimed Chernobyl sequence earlier than engaged on the TV adaptation of The Final of Us.
The Borderlands movie is a large number
World of Reel additional stories that past Mazin, Roth, and Olkewicz, a protracted checklist of different writers have labored on the Borderlands film screenplay, together with Aaron Berg, Oren Uziel, Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Chris Bremner, Gary Ross, and The Idol creator Sam Levinson.
Understand that this film is based totally on the unique Borderlands sport, which doesn’t have probably the most advanced or hard-to-tell story. So why practically a dozen writers have been introduced in to assist poke and prod on the film’s script, I do not know. However my already low expectations for this movie have one way or the other plummeted even additional.
The Borderlands film will (in all probability) be launched in theaters, ultimately. Perhaps subsequent yr?