Borderlands Will Be Written By Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin
While his earlier career was filled with unremarkable blunders, including Senseless, Scary Movie 4, The Hangover Part II and III, Identity Thief, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, RocketMan (not the Elton John biopic), and Superhero Movie, which he also directed, Craig Mazin proved himself immensely with the accomplished success of HBO’s acclaimed mini-series, Chernobyl, for which he won two Emmys, among other accolades. Practically overnight, Mazin went from a scribe-for-hire to one of the town’s hottest pens. Now, he’s attached to a variety of projects, which will hopefully continue to showcase his proven talents. One of these aforementioned projects is Borderlands.
Previously, starting in 2016, Aaron Berg was attached to write this blockbuster, though Craig Mazin produced a new draft of the script around this time last year. It’s unclear how extensively different this version is from Berg’s previous draft, but it sounds like Mazin had a heavy hand in re-crafting the story. It should be noted that, in addition to working on Borderlands, Mazin is also adapting The Last of Us for HBO.