I was just saying to myself last week, “Self – it’s been far, far too long since Uwe Boll has done something bat-crap crazy.” Well, now I can rest easy, because everyone’s favorite B-list Hollywood maniac is at it again. After famously challenging movie critics to a boxing match – and actually going through with some of them – almost a decade ago, Boll posted multiple videos to YouTube over the weekend, blasting his fans, the Kickstarter staff, the crowdfunding model in general, Hollywood “elitists,” and even his potential future investors. (more…)
It’s seemed like a long time since we’ve heard anything substantive about a Metal Gear Solid movie. But progress is being made my friends! And it seems that that’s thanks to a man who knows what’s it like to get impossible film projects off the ground and out of development hell.
MGS creator Hideo Kojima confirmed that the project was in the works during a Metal Gear anniversary event in Tokyo. Apparently, there were banners everywhere that read “Metal Gear Solid Hollywood Movie” and they had the Columbia Pictures logo on it. Kojima also announced that former CEO of Marvel Studios Avi Arad will be producing the project.
Arad related the effort to bring an MGS film to the big screen with his previous efforts getting movies based on Marvel characters made adding that, ”video games are the comic books of today.” Arad went on to say that they “will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.”
Metal Gear Solid was created for Playstation in 1998 and between the original game and its various sequels has sold over 20 million copies. The game follows Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit.
Arad was remained active on Marvel films since leaving the studio in the hands of Kevin Feige, his last two Marvel projects were the hit Amazing Spider-Man and the flop Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. He’s also a producer on the Mass Effect movie, and the Uncharted and Pac-Man adaptations.
No word yet on a director for the project, but Kojima has already eliminated one potential directorial choice: Uwe Boll. “It’s impossible we’d ever do a movie with him,” he said. Bonus.
More news as it develops.
Well fuck Margin Call, Uwe Boll is about to shoot his testosterone all over the 2008 economic meltdown and put a gory stamp on a period of time that many Americans are still trying to recover from. Boll, the profane auteur behind some truly awful (or awesome, depending on your perspective and/or proclivity for glue inhalation) will begin shooting (no “no pun intended”) The Bailout in Vancouver in the beginning of April.
There has been no official synopsis yet but THR reports that the film will center around Jim, “an average New Yorker who loses everything because of the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis, and who strikes back by targeting investment bankers for assassination.”
No word yet on who will play “Jim” in Boll’s violent revenge fantasy, but I’m pretty sure Jason Statham just got half a roll of nickels in his pocket from the mini-synopsis. Also, Nic Cage could be a match since I’m pretty sure the government confiscated his ability to say no.
Pop Quiz: A back to back future viewing of The Bailout and Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America vs a Katherine Heigl mini-marathon, which would incite more violence?
A THIRD Bloodrayne movie … seriously?
The first Bloodrayne movie was no prize winner, and was ridiculously bad. And I had to look up that a second one was made (I figured one had to be because they are making a third), and I honestly cannot believe these movies are still making money!
And yet, the indescribable badness that is the career of director Uwe Boll is allowed to continue with this movie, which is entitled, are you read for this, Bloodrayne: The Third Reich.
Yup, you read right – Nazi’s!
Here is the official plot, courtesy of GeekTyrant (you cannot make this crap up):
It’s 1943 and the German army has spread its black tentacles across the European continent, mercilessly cutting a swath of destruction and carnage. On the Eastern Front, at the edge of the apocalypse, a small band of Resistance fighters, led by Nathaniel (Brendan Fletcher), Vasyl (Willam Belli), and Magda (Annett Culp), fight the good fight against the occupiers. But with seemingly endless manpower at their disposal, the German army, headed by the vicious Commandant (Michael Paré), threatens to eradicate the Resistance. The Commandant’s soldiers, led by his trusted Lieutenant (Steffen Mennekes), tighten their iron grip on a small eastern town and facilitate the movement of transport trains to the nearby death camps. Meanwhile, a psychotic Doctor (Clint Howard) performs grisly experiments on people in the camps – and has a strange affinity for cutting open vampires, when he can get his hands on one. And where there are vampires, there’s Rayne! Half-vampire, half-human, Rayne (Natassia Malthe) has moved through the centuries destroying the destroyers, slaughtering vampires and those that keep to the shadows.
After a bloody battle at a rail depot, Rayne and the Commandant face off in the confines of a rail car. In the fight, the Commandant becomes infected by Rayne’s blood and, unknown to her, begins his transformation into a powerful day-walker. Now Rayne faces her greatest foe, a growing army of undead soldiers led by the Commandant. She and the Resistance must defeat the Commandant and his vampire troops before they manage to get back to Berlin, where they intend to make Hitler immortal.