Yesterday the news of the dismissal of director Eli Roth from the film adaptation of Borderlands began to circulate, which has predictably thrown into despair the fans of the video game series who are hoping for the success of a project that has not been heard of since April 2022.
Reportedly, an initial reshoot session with Eli Roth driving took place last summer, which would not have had the desired effect. However, the new test screenings in November would not have gone as planned, so in an attempt to save the project Lionsgate would have ordered a further series of filming, in which Roth will not participate.
A director’s forfeit after test screenings is never a good sign, but apparently the situation would be less worrying than expected. According to reports from Deadline, Eli Roth was not fired; having embarked on a new project (a horror based on a trailer that he himself made for Grindhouse by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez), Roth cannot deal with the reshoots, for this reason the production was forced to entrust the new shots to another director, that is Tim Miller (Deadpool e Terminator: Dark Fate).
According to Deadline, there was “a friendly passing of the torch”, so fans can rest assured from this point of view. It must be said, in any case, that the film adaptation of Borderlands continues to represent a big question mark, since the information about it is rather scarce and we still don’t have a clear idea of what it will be like today. On the other hand, we know the main cast, studded with stars of the caliber of Jack Black (Claptrap), Cate Blanchet (Lilith), Jamie Lee Curtis (Dr. Patricia Tannis) and Kevin Hart (Roland).