World of Warcraft fans, enjoy a gigantic sigh of relief — Uwe Boll will not be making a movie based on elves and goblins and such going on raid thingys.
MTV Movie Blog has shared with us an amusing tale of the “little director that could” and his quest to obtain the rights of the WoW story. Entertaining it is indeed.
Boll went into a meeting with Paul Sams of Blizzard Entertainment and pitched his idea for the World of Warcraft movie. Word of the director’s skills has apparently begun to finally reach the ears of the people who make these decisions, as Mr. Boll tells us that Sams said, “We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… not ever to you.” Boll went on to admit the quality of his movies, saying “Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.”
Since we covered the petition to oust Uwe Boll a short time ago — which looks as if it won’t come anywhere near a million signatures — I’ve seen a lot more of the man and I have to say, he is really funny to watch maneuver his way through each of his movies. The movies are still awful, and the comments absurd, but I do enjoy a strong giggle from time to time.
I would have loved to see him tackle Warcraft, personally — just to see how irate the 9,000,000 users of the game would get! Can you imagine, Verne Troyer (a Uwe Boll used actor) as his own character he plays in the game (I’m a Mage!); maybe even William Shatner, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Mr. T would sign. It’d be legendary.
I’m personally not a fan of the game; I’ve seen what that thing does to people and I agree with Devin from CHUD.com when he called it an “…obsessive compulsive disorder.” Aside from that, I would love to hear opinions of big fans on what they think of all this.