A few weeks worth of reshoots are reportedly in store for the Borderlands movie as director Eli Roth hands over the reins to Tim Miller. Contrary to popular belief, Roth has not been relieved of his duties but instead has chosen to pass the baton to Miller in order to focus on his upcoming horror creation, Thanksgiving.
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The movie adaptation of the wacky science fiction video game series from 2K Games has long been in development hell since its first announcement in 2015. Even though an official release date is still yet to be announced, it seems that the long-awaited creation is in its final stages of development.
Miller, who has directed an equally zany movie in his 2016 film Deadpool, will now work with Borderlands’ star-studded cast, which includes the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.
Based on what’s currently known of its plot, the adaptation will focus on an infamous outlaw named Lilith (Cate Blanchett) who returns to her home planet of Pandora to search for the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Edgar Ramirez). Lilith will also be forming an alliance with a ragtag group of individuals, namely Roland (Kevin Hart), Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), and Claptrap (Jack Black).
The film’s script was collaboratively written by Roth and Craig Mazin, the latter of whom is also responsible for other high-profile screenplays such as HBO’s Chernobyl and the upcoming The Last of Us TV series.
With Miller now at the helm, followers of both the film and video game franchise can surely expect plenty of hilarious scenes and witty dialogue similar to Deadpool once Borderlands is eventually launched.