The co-creator of The Last of Us TV series, Craig Mazin, has removed his name from the long-gestating Borderlands movie. According to World of Reel and confirmed via Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) website, the writers currently credited on the film are Eli Roth and Joe Crombie; the latter is a pseudonym for Mazin, suggesting that he no longer wants to be attached to the project. The film adaptation of the popular Gearbox looter-shooter appears to be in development hell, thanks to a test screening in November that led Lionsgate to become dissatisfied and order more work to be done on it.
Mazin’s decision to use a pen name comes at a time when he is the most in-demand writer in Hollywood, having most recently helmed HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us to critical acclaim, following his success with the Chernobyl mini-series. Given how messy post production is. reported be with dead pool director Tim Miller replaced Eli Roth in January for reshoots, it only makes sense that Mazin wouldn’t tarnish his reputation with it. At one point, Sam Levinson, creator of Euphoria and the poorly received The Idol, was also hired on the right, apparently. Filming on Borderlands began in 2021, with a star-studded cast, including Cate Blanchett as the magic-wielding Siren Lilith, Kevin Hart as the highly-trained soldier Roland, Jamie Lee Curtis as erratic investigator Dr. Patricia Tannis and Jack Black as the comedic robot Claptrap manufactured by Hyperion.
first sight pictures of the cast silhouette were removed in mid-2021, after which there was no new information about the film. With Miller taking over directing duties, Zak Olkewicz (Bullet Train) arrived to write some fresh pages for the Borderlands movie. In all, seven writers were brought on board to play with the script, including the aforementioned Levinson and Olkewicz, Aaron Berg, Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat), Juel Taylor (They Cloned Tyrone), Tony Rettenmaier (Space Jam: A New Legacy) , and Chris Bremner (Bad Boys for Life). The official Borderlands movie website has yet to be updated and still lists Mazin’s name as is, along with Roth as director.
according to him official synopsis From Lionsgate, Borderlands largely follows Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw who returns to her home planet of Pandora to search for the missing daughter of the most powerful SOB Atlas in the universe (Édgar Ramírez). To complete the task, she assembles a motley crew of misfits (former elite mercenary Roland, savage demonologist Tiny Tina, and chatterbox robot Claptrap) and battles swarms of aliens, bandits, and psychopaths before the mission ultimately becomes In a world. -saving one.
In other news, Mazin’s partner on The Last of Us series, Neil Druckmann, is now left alone to lead Naughty Dog, developers of the Uncharted and TLOU games, as president by the end of the year. Co-Chairman Evan Wells has decided to retire after a 25-year tenure with the company. “This is something I’ve been discussing with Naughty Dog’s studio leadership team for over a year, and with Neil for longer. The decision brings with it overwhelming and conflicting emotions, but I have come to realize that I am happy with my time in the studio and all that we have accomplished together over the last 25 years,” Wells said in a statement. blog post.
“I couldn’t be more confident in Neil’s ability to continue to lead the studio. The time is right for me to provide the opportunity for him and others on the studio leadership team to lead the studio to a successful future.”
The Borderlands movie currently does not have a release date.