Borderlands filming is being taken over by Deadpool’s director

Tim Miller takes over for Eli Roth in what is being described as an “amicable handover of the baton.”


The Borderlands movie was originally slated for a 2022 release, but apparently that didn’t happen. With filming officially completed back in 2021, fans are rightly wondering what’s going on.


Our first update in a long time comes courtesy of Deadline, who reports that director Eli Roth has handed things over to Deadpool director Tim Miller for several weeks of reshoots. Roth has left to begin directing the slasher horror film Thanksgiving, which was a film that was first previewed back in 2007 as a fake trailer for the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse. More than 15 years later, Roth finally gets to turn the joke into a real movie about a serial killer who carves up people for the holidays instead of turkeys. Roth is allegedly beheaded while having sex in the back of a convertible. In the movie anyway.

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According to sources speaking to Deadline, the handover of directorial duties from Roth to Miller is an “amicable handing over of the baton.” While that’s good news, reshoots are generally not something film production companies want to do, as it increases the cost of the film, both in fees and delays the film’s release. It’s also sometimes a sign of trouble, although there are plenty of films that have suffered through reshoots to become box office hits.

All four original Vault Hunters

All four original Vault Hunters

What we know so far isn’t exactly a faithful retelling of the Borderlands story. The film will center around Lilith (played by Cate Blanchett) as a notorious outlaw who is unwilling to return to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the head of the Atlas corporation. Along the way, she forms a crack team of hunters, including ex-soldier Roland (Kevin Hart), child rapist Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), her psycho protector Krieg (Florian Munteanu), and mildly insane scientist Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis). ). There is also the robot Claptrap played by Jack Black.

Besides the names and makeup, very little of this has anything to do with the Borderlands mythos, so I’m not super excited about this game adaptation. And judging by the fact that we haven’t heard anything from the test screens that took place last year, I’m probably not alone. Hopefully these reshoots steer the Borderlands movie a bit more towards the games.

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