B-D reporter Hunter Daniels was on location with Spooky Dan at the Red Carpet Premiere for Romar Entertainment's BloodRayne, which is now in theaters everywhere. At the event Hunter grabbed director Uwe Boll for a mini interview about his film. In the interview Uwe broke the news to B-D that he may direct a feature film adaptation of the popular video game Metal Gear Solid, and also told us that In the Name of the King (Dungeon Siege) will be released as one single movie, and not split in two like originally rumored. You can find all of the details inside...
Below you'll find a portion of the interview:
Hunter Daniels : In the Name of the King, is that still being planned as a 2 film release?
Dr. Boll: no, we do a movie for theaters, and then we had a longer one for DVD. Like, we have a theater version that is 150 minutes and a 190 minute DVD.
Hunter Daniels : So it is definitely not two parts as you had earlier said?
Dr. Boll No, we saw that it was too long to release as one film in theaters…but this is a good movie. I think that Bloodrayne is a good genre movie. It’s fast it’s bloody it’s gory it moves forward but its not…like…great in a way. Dungeon Siege gets you. Its emotional, the story is good, the characters are good…it really gets you. It’s over 2 ½ hours and its exciting and heart breaking.
On Bloodrayne, for me the most important thing was not to do it like Underworld. Where in underworld, Kate Beckinsale…she would never ****, or suck blood out of people, even if she is a vampire, which is a little absurd. Kristanna Loken is sexy, she is dirty, and she kills people, and it is different. A major company would never make that…it is too disturbing. And the budget is 19 million.
(Someone walked up and asked Dr. Boll about Half life)
Dr. Boll Now people are coming to me with metal gear solid. They wrote a script, and Konami basically paid these people to write it. And I hope that Metal Gear Solid will be working.
Hunter Daniels : Do you want to do make Metal Gear Solid?
Dr. Boll: yea, absolutely. And especially with the Doom situation. I think we could do it a lot better…its one of the top five of all time.
Hunter Daniels : Are you shooting Postal next, or Far cry?
Dr. Boll Postal is next. Far cry is next spring because it is a whole…um, like if you shoot in Thailand you cannot shoot in summer. So you either have to shoot in winter or you have to been finished in April. So we moved it to early next year.