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Deadpool Director To Film Borderlands Movie Reshoots

Director Eli Roth has not been fired, but another director is coming in for the reshoots.


The upcoming Borderlands movie is one of the most-anticipated upcoming video game adaptations thanks to its incredible cast, and now the latest news about the film has come to light. Deadline reports that Deadpool director Tim Miller is stepping in for reshoots for the Borderlands movie.

Borderlands director Eli Roth isn't filming the reshoots himself because he is moving ahead with his next project, the horror movie Thanksgiving. Reports recently surfaced online that Roth was fired from Borderlands, but Deadline reports that this is not true.

"Deadline hears that Miller, in an amicable handing of the baton, will do a couple weeks worth of reshoots on Borderlands, which has taken a long time to find its way to the screen," the site reported.

The nature and extent of the reshoots was not discussed in the report. However, reshoots on any film production are not uncommon.

As announced previously, the Borderlands movie features a long list of top talent, including Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as Lilith and Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina. Kevin Hart plays Roland, while Edgar Ramirez portrays Atlas. The movie also features Jack Black as the voice of Claptrap and Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis. Florian Munteanu plays Kreig.

The Borderlands movie was written by Craig Mazin (HBO's The Last of Us) and Roth. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford is an executive producer on the film, alongside Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

Borderlands Movie Cast

  • Cate Blanchett -- Lilith
  • Jamie Lee Curtis -- Tannis
  • Edgar Ramirez -- Atlas
  • Jack Black -- Claptrap
  • Kevin Hart -- Roland
  • Ariana Greenblatt -- Tiny Tina
  • Florian Munteanu -- Kreig
  • Janina Gavankar -- Commander Knoxx
  • Olivier Richters -- Krom
  • Haley Bennett -- Unannounced new character
  • Gina Gershon -- Moxxi
  • Cheyenne Jackson -- Jakobs
  • Charles Babalola -- Hammerlock
  • Benjamin Byron Davis -- Marcus
  • Steven Boyer -- Scooter
  • Ryann Redmond -- Ellie
  • Bobby Lee -- Larry

Recently, Pitchford clarified that there is a distinction between what he called the Borderlands Cinematic Universe and the Borderlands Video Game Universe.

"We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines. The mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules," he said.

Pitchford also touched on the subject of whether or not the Borderlands movie is canon. It is canon, but only to the cinematic universe of Borderlands, he clarified.

"The movie is canon to the cinematic universe. The games are canon to the video game universe. There are parallels between them, but also differences. It's okay. Consider how Marvel has handled movies versus comic books for reference if this is hard for you to understand," he said on Twitter.

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