We’ve recognized for a number of years that Gearbox’s sci-fi shooter Borderlands is being tailored for the silver display screen, however taking pictures on the film is now virtually completed. Director Eli Roth, recognized for grisly stuff akin to Cabin Fever, has jumped off the venture forward of schedule although. Deadline report that Roth has handed Borderlands over to his pal Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool. Miller will oversee a number of weeks of reshoots for Borderlands whereas Roth begins work on a horror film known as Thanksgiving.
Miller looks as if an applicable director to take over Borderlands from Roth, even at this late stage. Deadpool was undoubtedly a wacky motion film that strikes an identical tone to the Borderlands games, so there’s that. Miller was additionally a visible results producer for games akin to Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic previously, and directed the Sonic The Hedgehog films. I’m going to go on file as truly having fun with each of these video game diversifications. So, yeah, explosions plus comedy may equal tolerable movie.
Roth signed as much as direct Borderlands in 2020, however the venture to take away the game side and transplant in a two-and-a-bit hour working time has been kicking round Hollywood since 2015. Lionsgate and Avad Productions are behind the entire thing, with actors akin to Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, and Jamie Lee Curtis starring in it. Jack Black is voicing Claptrap. That means Bowser and Claptrap are literally the identical particular person, you already know.
There’s no confirmed launch date simply but for the Borderlands film, however I’ll let you already know when one’s introduced. I’m barely extra now that Miller’s concerned.