While it was reported at one point that the most recent draft of Lionsgate’s „Borderlands” movie was co-written by Craig Mazin, that involvement doesn’t appear to be true.
Questions about the „Chernobyl” and „The Last of Us” author’s connection began to arise Sunday. Reel World It was announced that „Borderlands” was in „post-production hell” and that Mazin had dropped his name from the project and was using the pseudonym „Joe Crombie” instead. At the same time Writers Guild of America website Joe Crombie was listed as a co-writer alongside director Eli Roth, and Masin now publicly denies that the pen name is his.
„I’m not a famous writer on film, so I can’t claim any kind of writing for 'Borderlands,’ much less 'co-writing,'” he said in a statement. Variety. „I saw the report about the nickname and it was false. I don’t use a nickname. If the name in question is indeed a nickname, I can tell… it’s not mine.
Based on the popular video game series of the same name, „Borderlands” will follow Lilith (Cate Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past. She reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora and forms an unlikely alliance to find the missing daughter of Atlas (Edgar Ramirez), a business titan and arms manufacturer considered the most powerful person in the universe.
In addition to Blanchett and Ramirez, „Borderlands” stars Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Mundeanu, Haley Bennett and Bobby Lee.