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4-21-2008 @ 5:05PM
I would direct all of your readers to the Cinemablend article entitled "Uwe Boll: Money for Nothing," which explains, in great detail, the reasoning behind Boll's projects: Thanks to retarded loophole in German tax law, Boll actually gains massive profits from privately funded projects when his films tank, and his projects are funded, in turn, by private third-parties as tax write-offs. So, we have German tax law and Boll's own head-firmly-planted-in-ass level of greed to thank for the monstrosity that is his career.Unfortunately, Cinemablend has apparently utterly dismantled this page on their site, as links to this article no longer work ... But I would encourage any of you who are curious to wait a few days and search for "Uwe Boll: Money for Nothing" on Google. I just tried it myself and it's the first result.
4-21-2008 @ 5:09PM
Who could have guessed the Bundestag loved "The Producers "? Springtime, for Uwe...
4-21-2008 @ 5:10PM
Great news! I just found this on ComingSoon.net!----------------------------------------Uwe Boll Loses German Tax Shelter FundsSource: The Hollywood ReporterJanuary 15, 2008German director Uwe Boll will return to low-budget filmmaking now that his latest and biggest production, the $70 million fantasy epic In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, bombed at the box office.The $3 million opening marked the third flop in a row for Boll, whose BloodRayne and Alone in the Dark also failed to deliver theatrically.Reached at his home in Mainz, Boll said the results from "King" mean he will be unable to continue with big-budget productions."In the future, I will focus on small films such as (the video game adaptation) 'Postal' or (the Vietnam war drama) 'Tunnel Rats,' " he said. "These are films that represent my true passion, and they can be done with small budgets."Despite a number of critical and commercial drubbings, Boll has been able to finance bigger budget films through German tax shelter funds. But "King" marked the last film to be bankrolled by his fund, which, like all similar tax shelters, has been banned in Germany.Boll will now have to finance films the old-fashioned way -- with presales. Given the director's record, that could prove difficult.The German director has also lined up a decidedly pulpy title for his next adaptation -- the video game shoot 'em up Zombie Massacre.----------------------------------------Looks like he really screwed up with 'Dungeon Siege!' That would explain why he approached Blizzard so openly and had to respond as carefully as he did, rather than launching into a tirade like he did with Wired. He's desperate, because all his money has dried up!
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