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Uwe Boll Talks Bloodrayne, Alone In The Dark Movies

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the boll-ocks dept.

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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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Save us... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9747314)

...from the people that keep making films out of video games and fail to make anything decent every single time!!!

Re:Save us... (2, Informative)

The Other White Boy (626206) | more than 10 years ago | (#9747645)

there's no saving us, all we can do is pretend that anything Uwe Boll has touched never actually existed.

haha this reminds me of a stupid petition a forum i was at threw together after the release of HOTD. i think this is right [petitiononline.com]

Bloodrayne movie... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#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.

Re:Bloodrayne movie... (1)

chrismcdirty (677039) | more than 10 years ago | (#9747419)

Wasn't Bloodrayne the game about a Nazi-hunting vampire woman? I see "blockbuster" written all over this one...

Re:Bloodrayne movie... (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 10 years ago | (#9756780)

> Mario Brothers, Street Fighter 2, Tomb
> Raider... hardly games known for their drama.

It is true that the "Street Fighter" movie was a train wreck. What a surprise: directed and written by Steven E. de Souza - same writer of "Judge Dredd", "Beverly Hills Cop 3", and -gasp- "HUDSON HAWK"!

But I suggest you to check "Street Fighter II - The Animated Movie", or the series on which it was based, "Street Fighter II - Victory". See, the problem was not really the source material, it was a clueless writer who did not know what to do with it.

Good Luck Uwe (1)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#9747501)

Nobody's going to step into a theatre to see another one of your horrible movies. I'd bust out the public apology for The House of the Dead before you start marketing Alone in the Dark.

And, if you wanted to be extra nice, you'd turn over the films you're directing to somebody else. Maybe give Alone in the Dark to David Fincher and Bloodrayne to Ridley Scott. However, seeing how beggars can't be choosers, and I am indeed begging that you don't make these films, I'd be content with Rob Zombie.

Reader's Digest Condensed Version (3, Funny)

Quarters (18322) | more than 10 years ago | (#9747758)

Crap in, crap out.

Re:Reader's Digest Condensed Version (1)

MoistVomit (688482) | more than 10 years ago | (#9748241)

I'll be happy as long as he keeps using Asian actresses dressed in skin tight stars & stripes body suits (who also, per chance, happen to engage in the martial arts against hordes of zombies).

What a list... (3, Insightful)

hoferbr (707935) | more than 10 years ago | (#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... (3, Insightful)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 10 years ago | (#9751149)

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.

Re:What a list... (1)

GrumpySimon (707671) | more than 10 years ago | (#9755516)

"Dungeon Siege"

What an awesome movie!

Walk - walk - chop - chop - walk - chop - walk - chop - walk - chop - go back find damn lost donkey - walk - chop - walk - chop.

When Uwe Boll was younger (4, Funny)

hambonewilkins (739531) | more than 10 years ago | (#9748324)

Does Uwe Boll know that gamers hate him? He must. I'm guessing that when he was younger he got his ass handed to him in Pong. Since then he's had it in for gamers. His only means of payback is buying the rights to the games and then crapping on them on the big screen.

The man couldn't direct himself out of a soggy cardboard box.

Re:When Uwe Boll was younger (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9749265)

Here's a relevant comic [penny-arcade.com] .

Go go Email interview! (1)

Lowtekium (216265) | more than 10 years ago | (#9750067)

What a terrible interview. Not only could he not answer each question with more than a handful of words, but he was not interested at all.

I agree though, who is letting this guy direct again?

Oh. My. God. (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 10 years ago | (#9753196)

A Bloodrayne movie!

I could tell the game would suck just from the title, which should probably win some sort of award for cliched, stupid usage of the letter "Y". When I read the premise the suck-o-meter shot upwards.

Now there's a movie based on that suckiness. And it's by the infamous director of The House of the Dead.

Never before has there been a movie so CERTAIN of being awful. It's of ludicrous certainty. A movie engineered solely to sell gold-plated jewelry and advertised through the medium of infomercials (see Blood Circus [tvheaven.com] ) would not be more certain of awfulness.

This is almost terrifying.

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 10 years ago | (#9754381)

I could tell the game would suck just from the title, which should probably win some sort of award for cliched, stupid usage of the letter "Y". When I read the premise the suck-o-meter shot upwards.

Have you tried the revolutionary method of playing it? It's not that bad.

Rob

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 10 years ago | (#9754619)

Have you played it? It's not a bad game. It may be cliched, but it's very technically competent and visually stylish, which is getting rarer these days. Sure, it's no Ico, but what is?

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 10 years ago | (#9755561)

Sure, it's no Ico, but what is?

Um.... do you really want me to answer that? I'll write the answer backwards for the benefit of those who don't want to be spoiled: ocI!

Who knows, maybe it is good, despite the premise. I'll give it a shot and see when I get the chance (which will probably be some time from now, but we'll see). I'll be happy to eat a heaping portion of crow if I am mistaken.

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

snuf23 (182335) | more than 10 years ago | (#9756128)

Considering it was a game revolving around a vampire - you would expect it to hit high levels on the "suck-o-meter".

Seriously - it was a fun little mindless action game with well done boobie physics (why don't more games have boobie physics anyway?).

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 10 years ago | (#9762087)

Considering it was a game revolving around a vampire - you would expect it to hit high levels on the "suck-o-meter".

A female vampire in World War II draining the enemy dry for the Allied cause... with a stupid name. It takes a really good game to overcome that handicap. It's possible, but I hope you'll forgive me if I'm not jumping at the prospect.

Seriously - it was a fun little mindless action game with well done boobie physics (why don't more games have boobie physics anyway?).

Ah, now this is NOT what makes a game good. Serious Sam as a mindless action game, and great for what it was, because if nothing else it delivered on the action. Games are not for porn: blogs are.

On that note.... breast physics are actually hard to do realistically. Check Fleshbot's recent archives for the entries on "Bird Woman" to see movies of it done well.

Re:Oh. My. God. (1)

snuf23 (182335) | more than 10 years ago | (#9765274)

Played BloodRayne and both Serious Sams all the way through. BloodRayne was way less repetitive and had better graphics (and I'm not counting the boobies). Sure it was dumb, I can't say it was dumber than Serious Sam. It had some great seriously over the top blood action sequences which reminded me of Kill Bill.
All though my current favorite, I spend less than $20 on it stupid action game was Armed and Dangerous.
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