The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin has reportedly removed himself from the credits of the Borderlands film.
Spotted by World of Reel, the award-winning showrunner will reportedly remove his name from the writing credits of the film, and instead be credited under a pseudonym, Joe Crombie.
It was reported in January that reshoots for the long-in-development adaptation had been taken over by Deadpool director Tim Miller.
Deadline reported that original director Eli Roth has handed over the reins of the project for the final two weeks of shooting as he departs for a new project.
Reports suggested that the handing over of the production was “amicable.” This follows the first test screenings of the films which took place last year.
The film, based on the Gearbox shooter franchise, was scheduled to be released in 2022, but there’s currently no word on when it will actually release.
Starring Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Rolan, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis and Jack Black as Claptrap, the screenplay for the project was written by Craig Mazin, who’s also the co-showrunner of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us TV show.
During Lionsgate’s panel at 2022 CinemaCon, the first footage of the film was shown. However, nothing was released to the public.
So far, only an image of the characters in silhouette has been revealed.
2012’s Borderlands 2 is its top-selling title with over 26 million copies shipped, while 2019’s Borderlands 3 is its fastest-selling game with more than 15 million copies shipped.