Deadpool director Tim Miller replaces Eli Roth for Borderlands movie reshoots

Tim Miller will handle reshoots for the Borderlands film adaptation.

Gearbox Entertainment

The Borderlands movie is one of many upcoming live-action video game adaptations. With a star-studded cast featuring the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, the Gearbox-produced movie is likely to premiere sometime this year. With production coming to an end, it’s been revealed that the Borderlands movie will undergo reshoots, but director Eli Roth won’t be at the helm. Tim Miller will be taking over as director for the Borderlands reshoots.

Deadline reported earlier this week that Tim Miller would be stepping into the director’s chair for the Borderlands reshoots. This is due to the fact that Eli Roth, the film’s original director, has his hands full with Thanksgiving, a new horror movie. The scheduling conflict led the studio to seek out another director to handle the reshoots.

Silhouettes of characters in the Borderlands movie

Source: Gearbox Entertainment

Tim Miller is best known for his work on 2016’s Deadpool, which he directed. The last film he directed was Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest entry in the sci-fi action series released in 2019. Since then, Miller has served as an Executive Producer on both of Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog films.

It’s worth noting that reshoots are an incredibly normal step in filmmaking, and are rarely cause for concern. That said, the original director is usually back at the helm for those reshoots. With Tim Miller handling the Borderlands’ reshoots, it’ll be interesting to see if there is any noticeable difference in style or tone throughout the film.

The Borderlands movie reportedly held test screenings back in November 2022. It’s likely that these reshoots are to address whatever feedback was received during those screenings. There’s no set release date for the Borderlands movie, but Shacknews will continue to update you with the latest details.

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    January 9, 2023 9:25 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Deadpool director Tim Miller replaces Eli Roth for Borderlands movie reshoots

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      January 9, 2023 9:54 AM

      Could have been a cool movie, but I can’t think of a good movie that had reshoots and a directorial change. Lol.

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        January 9, 2023 10:33 AM

        every movie you liked this year probably had reshoots, including TGM, Avatar2, and Everything (I am pretty sure Michelle mentioned them but will have to double check).

        because of actor availability, reshoots are fairly common now.

        the director change - yeah that is strange

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          January 9, 2023 10:34 AM

          Every movie has reshoots. I didn’t mean it that way. Reshoots and a directorial change seems like a dumpster fire.

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            January 9, 2023 10:35 AM

            I mean it could really just be that Eli is unavailable. the gap between principal shooting and these reshoots is close to 2 years

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          January 9, 2023 10:35 AM

          Yeah I just learned there are "actors" who come in to do VO work who sound like the lead actors, because the leads are off doing other movies by the time its gets to post.

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          January 9, 2023 5:55 PM

          The director change was just because of scheduling.

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      January 9, 2023 3:04 PM

      I’ll watch Kevin hart he’s ok to me

      Kind of funny but one of the best video game movies, which wasn’t a video game movie technically was that jumanji movie he did with the rock. They portrayed the elements of video games well, npc, respawn , bosses, etc

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