Tim Miller, who oversees reshoots for the next video game adaptation, will take over as director of Borderlands after Eli Roth hands over control of the project to him. Work on a Borderlands movie based on the top-grossing videogame series started as early as 2015 when Lionsgate first declared their plan to adapt the source material into a feature film. It would be another five years until chose director Roth of The House with a clock in Its walls to helm a screenplay written by Craig Mazin, the author of Chernobyl. The movie’s principal photography began in Hungary in April last year and ended in June.
Recently, despite unsubstantiated accusations that Roth had been relieved of his job, speculations started to spread that Miller, who plays Deadpool, had been chosen to take Roth’s place on several reshoots. Contrary to these earlier rumors, Deadline has now verified that while Miller will be taking over directing duties for two weeks of reshoots, the shift is only necessary due to a scheduling conflict with Roth. Roth has graciously delegated responsibility for the reshoots to Miller as his friend and coworker because the primary director of the movie is about to begin production on his Thanksgiving horror movie.
Why It Doesn’t Matter That Roth Is Handing Off Borderlands Retakes
While some people were quick to conclude that the film’s problems were the reason for the change in directors, this most recent development is unimportant. Scheduled reshoots are common for most Hollywood blockbusters since test audiences and early cuts sometimes point up areas that need to improve for the greatest final result. The little time allocated to Miller in this scenario would suggest that the film does not appear to require anything too major, even though many less-than-successful films have hastily attempted to make last-minute course adjustments via extensive reshoots.
Although it is undoubtedly sad for Roth that Miller will take over the reshoots instead of him, Miller is chosen by the studio for no fault of his own. The long-awaited project will finally start filming in March and is based on a teaser that director Eli Roth created for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse movie some 15 years before. Roth is too busy to manage the reshoots personally, but it is implied that he has given Miller a thorough briefing on what the movie needs.
What is known about the movie Borderlands?
Although Hollywood studios have historically struggled to successfully translate video games for the big screen, Lionsgate appears determined to make a big splash with its most recent effort. Roth’s Borderlands movie boasts an all-star cast with several well-known performers, including Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis. In the movie, Blanchett plays Lilith, a notorious bandit who travels back to her home planet to look for a missing girl. As they battle bandits and extraterrestrial monsters along the road, she forges a shaky alliance with many unusual heroes. While an official release date for Borderlands has not yet been announced, fans of the gaming series will undoubtedly be interested to see if it measures up to the original material.