The director of Postal, Alone within the Dark, Bloodrayne and Far Cry will now not be making films. Try to comprise your glee. Did I say glee? I meant tears.
Director Uwe Boll has retired, to the good reduction of anyone silly sufficient to choice a online game IP with out a particular “and Uwe Boll can not be in any way involved” clause.
“The market is dead. You don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu Ray market worldwide has dropped 80% in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies,” he advised Metro, through Gamespot.
Boll went on to talk a bit about why the enterprise is much less worthwhile than it was and the way he can’t deal with making low cost, student-like movies at his age, however can we speak about this assertion on funding as an alternative?
“I never had people giving me money. I’ve been using my money since 2005 and if I hadn’t made the stupid video game based movies I would never have amalgamated the capital so I could say, ‘Let’s make the Darfur movie.’ I don’t need a Ferrari, I don’t need a yacht. I invested in my own movies and I lost money.”
Cats. Cats. Uwe Boll says he made all these terrifyingly garbage online game films so he may pursue his true inventive imaginative and prescient. He wasn’t simply savaging your favorite properties for no good motive. Darfur received a few awards and received the nod from Amnesty International, so this makes me really feel lots higher in regards to the hours of my life I’ve spent watching Uwe Boll movies.
Before we recite a litany of Uwe Boll’s sins let’s simply pause to replicate on his closing feedback on his legacy as a filmmaker.
“Now when I don’t make any more movies, maybe [critics will] find the time to actually watch the movies, starting with Postal in 2005, the movies of the last ten years,” he stated.
“They will see they were a lot of very interesting movies and a lot of movies that I think made sense and said a point about things. They deserve to be discussed bigger than they were.”
Just to remind you, Uwe Boll made Postal, Alone within the Dark, House of the Dead, Far Cry, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege story (which received a sequel!) and three Bloodrayne films, benefiting from a quirk of German tax legal guidelines to generate revenue from flops and single-handedly dragging video game cinema down even further.
Hey, do not forget that time Uwe Boll said he wanted to physically fight Michael Bay – after which proceeded to hold on a one-sided feud Bay’s publicist described as “creepy”? Or that point he said “fuck you all” to everyone who didn’t fund Postal 2 on Kickstarter? Blizzard’s hilarious response to Uwe Boll’s request for the Warcraft rights?
What a personality. Do you understand, I would really count on to overlook him if I believed for a second that this was the final we’d heard of him.