Uwe Boll to Continue Campaign of Terror

Somewhere, an angel just lost its wings.

That sound you hear? The anguished howl of millions of gamers. Uwe Boll has purchased the rights to yet another videogame adaptation.

Slashfilm -- reporting on an item from Arrow in the Head -- brings word that the director you love to hate has announced plans to bring Legend: Hand of God to the screen. The action RPG is still unreleased, but that hasn't dampened Boll's enthusiasm for the film version. From the article:

"I think Legend will be very successful because of its unique blend of high fantasy and dark atmosphere. The world of Legend contains major crossover potential and was already adapted as novel and audio book," says Boll from the set of Far Cry, which he currently works on in Vancouver with Til Schweiger, Ralf Möller and Udo Kier.

The article goes on to note that "Boll expects to shoot Legend with a $40 million budget in 2009," which is the saddest thing we've read all day.

Source: Slashfilm
Source: Arrow in the Head

Comments

Commander Kook

Gabriel Kickass

Why is this guy not dead yet?

Sep 13 - 06:39 AM

dahluzz

joe shmo

damn gerries!

Sep 13 - 06:49 AM

meanstreak

Andre Allen

I agree, this guy needs to die.

Sep 13 - 06:59 AM

Eagles409

First Last

has a single one of his movies ever made money? Who keeps funding this idiot?

Sep 13 - 07:05 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

hahaha, ahhh, this is awesome news.

Sep 13 - 07:17 AM

m_ioannidis

Michael Ioannidis

40 million, where the hell does this guy get the backing from???

Sep 13 - 08:02 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

no joke ioannadonna, i wanna know too! who in god's name thinks he can do ANY kind of movie thats REMOTELY entertaining? 40 mill, wow. he can't make movies but man...he has to be great on his knees to get some guy to fund him that money. i have to say, he's an amazing salesman to get somebody to give him that kinda cash considering his resume is so bad

Sep 13 - 08:20 AM

Gamingdancer

Jacob Marks

Now I know why children were crying in the street. I agree with Gimy and m_ioannidis, were does this guy get his money from?

Sep 13 - 08:36 AM

rerun717

Jim La Rose

Has anyone ever seen any of his movies or are we just going off reputation? I've never watched any, and trust me there is a reason for that, but his movies are probably more profitable than Darren Aronofsky's.

Sep 13 - 08:38 AM

Jdchristensen

Josh Christensen

Yes, I have seen his movies, and they ARE that bad. Comparing them to filmmakers who make the movie because they want to bring quality film into the world like Darren Aronofsky doesn't really make much sense.

Sep 13 - 08:49 AM

Holly Jolly

Holly Jolly

This is what I have heard. In Germany there is a tax loophole were if you fund a big budget movie and it happens to not do well you get a big tax break. I don't know if that is actually true, I heard they were correcting the law recently but maybe it is all a lie. I believe it though.

Sep 13 - 08:50 AM

thereign

lance berry

If you look up Uwe Boll at Wikipedia, you'll find that there actually is an insane German tax law that allows a filmmaker to write off 100% of the film's budget, if the film flops. There are other intricacies to the law that are just mind-boggling. It's really one step away from money-laundering.

Sep 13 - 09:37 AM

tallaght24

Jonathan McEvoy

Why mummy? Why did you make the bad Boll man come back?

Sep 13 - 09:15 AM

Prosper761

Brian Bara

Boll is an evil genius who uses his hypnotic Devil-Eyes to seduce unknowing producers into giving him money to make movies that will drive innocent film-goers insane with their badness. Thise who aren't driven insane will be beaten to death in the boxing ring. It's all part of his elaborate super-villian scheme to take over the world...

Sep 13 - 09:20 AM

thereign

lance berry

If you look up Uwe Boll at Wikipedia, you'll find that there actually is an insane German tax law that allows a filmmaker to write off 100% of the film's budget, if the film flops. There are other intricacies to the law that are just mind-boggling. It's really one step away from money-laundering.

Sep 13 - 09:37 AM

GravitaZ

Jon Mori


And I wonder:
"Boll Weevil, why don't you get out of your home?"

Said, "I'm comfortable here"
Don't wanna move, don't wanna leave
I said, "Boll Weevil, get right out of your home."

Sep 13 - 10:10 AM

taran72

Dan Mills

Yeah, but as soon as that law gets corrected (supposedly soon), he will cease to direct anything with a budget larger than bi-weekly paycheck. That's why he's cranking them out.

Although, the extended Postal trailer looks hilarious...I'm ashamed to say.

Sep 13 - 10:14 AM

MyDearestFosca

Matt Loewen

Y'know, I'm going to miss Mr. Boll if he ever goes away... who else is such an easy, fun target?

Sep 13 - 10:30 AM

Remy Overkempe

Remy Overkempe

PLEASE GO AWAY!!! AAAHHHH!!!

Sep 13 - 10:54 AM

pwnsauce3k

Jason Lewis

"It's really one step away from money-laundering."

Yeah, one step worse. Money laundering is about mixing illicit funds with clean funds to erase the trail. This is simply the German government using its citizens' tax money to fund Boll's crimes against humanity. So not laundering. It's pretty much just theft.

Sep 13 - 11:00 AM

Shatter24

Jeremiah Rancourt

Regardless if there is a tax loophole, who wants to distribute something like this? He still needs a studios backing to get the film out in anything other than straight to dvd.

Sep 13 - 11:00 AM

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