Funding Fountain To Dry Up For Uwe Boll

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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6 Responses

  1. Jonathan (the other says:

    After which, we will see production begin on the new Uwe Boll films, [i]Pong[/i] and [i]Missile Command[/i].

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    How does this man keep getting the rights to games? I mean, I get it, it's a business, but occasionally you'd think a company would look at Boll's…um…films and realize that if they grant him the rights, the film will stink worse than a gibbed Pinky after three days on the floor of Phobos Base. Isn't there ANY businessman who can see past the check for the film rights and think, "Hm, if we have a REAL director make this, it might actually succeed, and we'll make MORE money!" Silly question, I know. Much like Ed Wood, Boll is a huckster able to put stars in people's eyes, and make off with their cash while they're trying to rub their eyes clean. Real actors, people like Ben Kingsley and Jason Statham appear in his films…people who surely must have better things to do. Does he keep hidden during negotiations or something? "Oh, uh, the director hasn't been attached, here, sign this…""We proved that you can make money with a Boll film."Was this really so important to prove? Especially after how many times they had to try to do it?

  3. Rick Marshall says:

    I think the appeal to producers is that Boll's films come with a large part of the funding already attached – or, at least, the tax incentives inherent to doing a movie with him are such that it becomes a win-win situation no matter how the film does in the box office.Either that, or they're just acid-fiend crazy.

  4. Andrew Collins says:

    That's it, I'm Netflixing BloodRayne. I have heard over and over how bad his films are and now my stare-at-the-trainwreck curiosity has gotten the btter of me. I HAVE to see this for myself…

  5. Sal Loria says:

    As this tidbit hits the net, millions of fans rejoice, prompting Uwe Boll to stage another press conference to defend himself in the snarkiest fashion possible. Even outside his movies, to be exposed to Uwe Boll brings about the same train-wreck sensation.

  6. Bruce Darren Acosta says:

    UWE BOLL RETURNS TO LOW BUDGET FILMS AND MAKE NINJA ASSAULT MOVIE.Uwe Boll is finish with big budget films and he will go back to making low budget films and he should work on the Ninja Assault movie based on the Namco arcade shooting game with a budget of $17 million,Mishael Roesch and Peter Scheerer will write the script.The story takes place in feudal Japan 1620 where an evil demonlord has kidnapped two women and wants to marry them for his dark resurrection,three ninjas and a US merchant must save the girls and hunt down the forces of evil.This can be another video game movie project for Mr Boll.Thank You.BRUCE ACOSTAAUSTRALIA.