Uwe Boll gets movie rights to unreleased game

uwebollI’m ok with a film director making crappy movie after crappy movie based on beloved video game franchises. But unfortunately, most of the movie adaptations we’ve seen have been based on older video games, which I think makes these types of movies that much harder to stomach.

But to have said film director pick up the movie rights to an unreleased game? That just blows my mind.

Uwe Boll acquired the rights to a German RPG called Legend: Hand of God. That’s fine and dandy but the game hasn’t even been released yet–not even in its home country — October 12th in Germany, Q1 2008 in U.S.

It’s quite funny; literally no one in the world has seen this game in its finished state yet. The movie and game may garner a collective, "huh?" and some staggering silence when they are released.

Don’t worry that the game is rather far off for actual shipping in the U.S.– that’ll give the title plenty of time to sell as Boll begins film production in 2009 with a budget of $40 million. Still, just the idea of getting a movie based on a rather obscure RPG is a little disturbing.

Boll said, "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."

Maybe so, but Uwe is still the director of the movie, so…


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