Relax, Uwe Boll confirms he’s out of the movie biz
The insane wizard behind the world's worst video game adaptations has given up.
The infamous self-funded director who literally hit back at his critics has confirmed he's bowing out of the film industry in an interview with Metro this week.
In the interview, Boll confirmed that Rampage: President Down was his last movie simply because he can no longer afford to create the films he wants to:
“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.
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.”
Boll, who cheapened the medium by churning out forgettable adaptations such as Far Cry, Bloodrayne and Postal for a quick buck, suggested this last year via a vitriolic YouTube video in response to a failed crowdfunding campaign in which he signed off with "goodbye Hollywood".
To be somewhat fair to Boll, it's not just him. Video games very rarely transition comfortably to the big screen. However, with a Gears of War movie in the works and Michael Fassbender starring in the upcoming Assassin's Creed, there's still hope.
If you want some quality video game viewing, we'd recommend Indie Game: The Movie and Indie Game: Life After on Netflix. Alternatively, you could check out Westworld, which isn't a video game adaptation, but is heavily influenced by power fantasies like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto.