As reported by Phrase of Reel, the Borderlands film’s co-writer Craig Mazin—identified for his work on The Final of Us and Chernobyl—has pulled his title from the challenge, and can as a substitute be listed beneath the pseudonym “Joe Crombie”.

The report goes on to notice that “Aaron Berg, Oren Uziel, Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Zak Olkewicz, Chris Bremner and [Sam Levinson]” have all written on the movie, which does not precisely encourage confidence within the challenge.

It is one other blow for a film that is been spinning its gears within the mud for some time now. Earlier this 12 months it was introduced that reshoots could be happening beneath the supervision of Deadpool director Tim Miller after take a look at screenings in 2022 did not ship. The synopsis hasn’t precisely impressed confidence, both.

Reshoots aren’t essentially an indicator of poor high quality: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World had three days of “pickups”, that are small, minor shots made to enrich present footage. A number of classics—Rocky, Again to the Future, and E.T. The Additional-Terrestrial—all wanted to reshoot scenes, as nicely.

Craig Mazin eradicating his title, nonetheless? Whereas he is now identified for 2 huge status dramas, his earlier credit embody Scary Film 3, 4, and the Superhero Film. That he is probably embarrassed by the Borderlands film—regardless of clearly demonstrating his versatility as a author—is an ailing omen certainly.

No matter comes out of this movie, if it ever makes it out of post-production hell in any respect, is sure to be fascinating. Particularly contemplating its star-studded cast: Cate Blanchett, Jaimie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, and even Jack Black, who I am simply now discovering out was cast as Claptrap. I am attempting to think about what that appears or appears like, and I believe I must go and sit down.