Uwe Boll to make film about the financial crisis: 'It's a Taxi Driver for a new generation.'


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Prolific German director Uwe Boll tells EW that he plans to make a film about the financial crisis called Bail Out, and a fourth BloodRayne movie, even though the straight-to-DVD third entry in the vampire franchise won’t be released until early summer. “I have two projects in development,” says the filmmaker. “One is BloodRayne 4, to make some money. And one is Bail Out, about the financial crisis. It’s a thriller where a guy actually strikes back and starts killing all the investment bankers.”

Although Boll is infamous for directing such widely criticized horror films as House of the Dead and Alone In The Dark, he has also made a number of more serious-minded movies, including 2008’s Vietnam War movie Tunnel Rats and 2009’s Darfur. Nor will this be Boll’s first financial industry-related film. In his 2000 movie Sanctimony, Casper Van Dien played a stockbroker and serial killer.

The director says he was partly inspired to make a film about the financial crisis after being disappointed by Wall Street 2: “It just didn’t fulfil what I was expecting. It was too much like one bad guy. The age of greed was not really visible. It’s not only the two or three guys and everybody else works for $50,000. It was a whole, let’s say, mini town full of people. They screwed over the world to get financially wealthy.” Boll says he hopes to cast a “big name” in Bail Out which he is hyping as a “Taxi Driver for a new generation.”

For more on Uwe Boll check out this week’s Entertainment Weekly, which features an article on his forthcoming superhero spoof movie Blubberella.

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Comments (7 total) Add your comment
  • Tye-Grr

    A “big name”? Someone like Eric Roberts is a pretty big name for him. He should aim high.

    And I think it’s funny that he can watch ANY movie and be disappointed. Unless of course he were watching his own.

  • Stacie

    So that petition didn’t get enough signatures or what?

  • John

    What petition? So is he gonna get Tommy Wiseau?

  • Bolloni

    Uwe Boll’s pure Suckosity guarantees that not enough people have even heard of him to get that petition to work. I signed it myself, but I forgot to get my mom, dad, sister, aunts, uncles, mailman, paperboy, etc. to sign it too. But hey, I think a hack German white dude is just the right person to represent us in these trying economic times. Wait…maybe if he took the budget of Bloodrayne 4 and gave it to charity instead of to, well, Bloodrayne 4, the world would be a better place. But filmmakers don’t think that way. It is their job to goof off and have fun making movies which tell us why our world sucks. It is Not their job to actually help out directly. I wish I had that job.

  • Mr. Holloway

    I was disappointed by “Wall Street 2″ as well, but good lord! I never thought it would inspire Uwe Boll to make a movie.

    Damn you, Money Never Sleeps!

  • ikagirl

    Won’t anyone say no to this guy? Think we need a new petition.

  • Microkrediet

    Good blog!

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