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View Poll Results: What was your first impulse when reading the topic of this thread?
Who is Uwe Boll and what is Baldurs Gate?! 7 18.92%
Someone! Anyone! Call an exorcist! Now!! 6 16.22%
I should sell my television and buy myself a nice piece of land in the middle of sahara. As far away from Boll as humanly possible. 3 8.11%
My heart... *gasp* 4 10.81%
Time to take out the industrial lawnmower for a spin, and pay Uwe a visit... 6 16.22%
I bet he contracted Bob Saget to play the part of Sarevok! The apocalypse is upon us! 6 16.22%
It's about time a Baldurs Gate movie was made. And I'm glad they picked such an experienced and brilliant director as Boll to supervise the project. 3 8.11%
Err... what have you been smoking? 2 5.41%
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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Joking, of course. Heh.. I know it isn't april the first just yet, but after browsing through the list of this mans failed video-game movies, I just couldn't resist. Anyway, what was your first impression when reading the topic title?

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Old 09-25-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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Why no "it's about time a Baldur's Gate movie was made...but who is Uwe Boll?" option?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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I think a Baldurs Gate movie would crash and burn.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:22 PM   #5
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Because it would have been the most obvious choice, Ilander. Anyway, I do have some bad news. Wikepedia on Boll:

His Boll KG company slogan declares itself to be the "World Market Leader in Video Game Adaptations." He is currently in a bidding war for rights to Half-Life and Metal Gear Solid, and recent online interviews suggest that he may be after the rights to Fallout and Castlevania as well.

Despite the criticism and detractors, however, Boll has a small cult following which often calls him a modern-day Ed Wood: a director with evident zeal and honest love of movies and movie production who ultimately makes movies that are generally thought of as being some of the worst ever made.

Boll essentially is a modern-day director. He's able to secure the investors (mostly German, in Hollywood often derisively referred to as "stupid German money"), secure the rights for cheap, picking games with only moderate brand recognition, does all of the actual production himself, and swiftly cranks out a movie. While under normal circumstances a director's movies could gross so little he's eventually shut out from every operating studio, Boll is exempt because he funds them under a loophole in German tax law that is supported by contributors and actually rewards movies that perform badly, via a writeoff at the end of the year.

Hell has a name: Boll KG. And get away from Fallout and Half-Life!

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Old 09-25-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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I clicked on the link from the main page so I didnt see the full title, I just saw "Uwe Boll working on Baldurs" So I thought, wow, he is working on a new game?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:32 PM   #7
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loophole in German tax law that is supported by contributors and actually rewards movies that perform badly, via a writeoff at the end of the year.
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Hell has a name: Boll KG. And get away from Fallout and Half-Life!
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:00 PM   #8
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I was terrified [img]redface.gif[/img] I was about to grab my rifle and go for a trip!
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:12 PM   #9
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:51 AM   #10
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After a quick search, i've come to the conclusion that i have never once seen anything he's worked on. Never even heard of most. Good thing? Bad thing?
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