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Uwe Boll Talks Bloodrayne, Alone In The Dark Movies 22

Thanks to Insomniac Mania for its brief question and answer session with German movie director Uwe Boll, the previously discussed director of the House Of The Dead and Alone In The Dark game-based movies, and producer of a host of other videogame movies. He discusses the soon-filming Bloodrayne movie ("August 16th... shooting starts in Transylvania"), his unique method of picking stars for the movie ("Cast comes up soon. We always [wait] till the last weeks to get actors cheaper"), and apparent confirmation of a videogame sequel to Alone In The Dark, possibly themed around the upcoming movie: ("Atari is producing Alone [In The Dark] 5 right now.") There's an earlier in-depth interview with Boll on the same site.
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Uwe Boll Talks Bloodrayne, Alone In The Dark Movies

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 20, 2004 @08:26AM (#9747317)
    Oh gee... I bet that's going to be a high-class production. The game wasn't actually that bad... I actually preferred it to Devil May Cry 2, but who the hell decided to make a movie out of it?

    It's no wonder that video-game movies have such a bad reputation. All the titles picked for adaptation are the ones least suitable for it. Mario Brothers, Street Fighter 2, Tomb Raider... hardly games known for their drama. When they actually decided on a license adaptation that really did have a chance of success, namely Final Fantasy, they decided to strip everything from the license that made it worthy in the first place.

    I'm sure there are a few games that could handle the conversion; the Silent Hill series comes to mind here, provided they didn't go for the Resident Evil tacky-gorefest route with it.
  • What a list... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by hoferbr ( 707935 ) <fabiomNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Tuesday July 20, 2004 @09:53AM (#9748176)
    from the interview:
    What is Far Cry going to be about? And when is that film going to be made?
    Uwe - Next year. We are using 80% of the game story.

    80% of the story? How can he be so exact? Why not 81.99%?

    According to the interview, he also has the rights to Fear Factor, Dungeon Siege and his "friend" has the rights to Soul Calibur. And he also has interest in Hitman, Silent Hill and The Suferring. What is wrong with the publishers? They are selling these rights to a man not capable of delivering a good [rottentomatoes.com] movie.

    What about Star Craft, Red Alert , Max Payne or Monkey Island for example? Uwe - Starcraft is very good, but is a big shot!. Red Alert...no, Max Payne is great! but I prefer Hitman!...Monkey Island...no.
    At least three saved franchises: Starcraft, Red Alert and Max Payne.
  • Re:What a list... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by shadowcabbit ( 466253 ) <(cx) (at) (thefurryone.net)> on Tuesday July 20, 2004 @02:23PM (#9751149) Journal
    And he also has interest in Hitman, Silent Hill and The Suferring.

    He's already handled Suffering; he made House of the Dead, remember? Now he's going for Torture, Mind-Rape, and Depravity. I'll wait for Morbid Redundancy, thank you very much.

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