While news broke recently that Lionsgate’s Borderlands adaptation was co-written by Craig Mazin, this doesn’t seem to be true.
Questions about Chernobyl and The Last of Us writer affiliation began to surface last week when World of Reel reported that the Borderlands film adaptation was in “post-production hell” and that Mazin had removed his name from the project, preferring to use the pseudonym Joe Crombie instead. . Although the Writers Guild of America website lists Joe Crombie as a co-writer along with director Eli Roth, Mazin now publicly denies that the pseudonym is his.
I am not the author of the script for the film, so I cannot claim authorship of Borderlands, much less co-authorship. I saw a post about an alias that is not true. I didn’t use an alias. If the name in question is indeed a pseudonym, then all I can say is… it’s not mine.
Based on the popular video game series of the same name, Borderlands follows Lilith (Cate Blanchett), a notorious criminal 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, a business titan and weapons manufacturer believed to be the most powerful person in the universe.