Infamous director Uwe Boll has a bone to pick with Warner Bros and New Line over their upcoming movie Rampage, which is loosely based on the 1980s video game of the same name.
As far as Boll is concerned, the movie causes confusion with his trilogy of Rampage films (Rampage, Rampage: Capital Punishment and Rampage: President Down), and will negatively affect any future possibilities for his franchise. So, he’s considering pursuing legal avenues.
He’s posted a ran- erm, statement on his personal website, which goes a little something like this…
“We are living now in a world where Independent Movies are dead and the big players only are making all the money. That they then use developed brands and ideas from established series such as my Rampage films in order to make even more money is unfair but typical. The new RAMPAGE movie will shrink my brand and my revenues I can make in the future with my RAMPAGE movies. It also confuses the audience! I want that WARNERS change the title, especially because the new movie has nothing to do with a RAMPAGE and looks more like Jumanji 2 and is one of those typical feelgood, popcorn bullsh-t movies that the studios use to brainwash America even more! All these kind of movies including Transformers, Avengers are helping the military industrial complex in America to win and have retards like Trump be American President who would say that the earth is flat as soon they think they can benefit from this!”
Hmm. We have a feeling that he doesn’t know that it’s a licensed property – even if the story’s connection to the video game is tenuous at best. As for that military industrial complex stuff, umm…
Still, Mr Boll does have a habit of taking Tears for Fears’ advice of “Shout, shout, let it all out” quite seriously, as a quick glance at his YouTube channel testifies. A sample post title? “F-ck you all” (naturally that’s the title of Boll’s post, we’re not saying – and would never say – that to you).
Word that both Warners and New Line are quaking in their boots and considering retitling their movie just a week out from cinemas as Big Monkey Smash Now are unconfirmed at this time.
The Rampage that wasn’t made by Uwe Boll is hitting cinemas on April 12.