Uwe Boll bites
back on Eurogamer
is the you can't make this stuff up story of the day, in
which alleged film director Uwe Boll explains where the blame lies for the
failings of his game-related cinematic offerings. The problem lies not in the
movies themselves, but with the critical gaming press and unsupportive game
Us games journalists, Boll argues, should be pleased that
videogame-based movies are getting made at all. "It's tough to convince someone
from the studio system to believe in a videogame-based movie. It's way easier to
have a great book or to have a comic book [as your source material], because
these studio guys, they know Spider-Man, Batman, that kind of stuff."
Boll believes that part of the problem with convincing Hollywood that game
movies are a good idea is down to game publishers themselves. He argues that
Marvel, for example, are very good at cross-promoting movies based on their
properties - whereas videogame companies simply sell off the licence and then
forget about it.