Boll: Halo Will Be A Failure

Eurogamer is carrying an interview with film director Uwe Boll about videogame movies. The thrust is basically that when his videogame adaptations have failed to succeed critically or to make good theatrical box-office numbers, the reasons have largely been a lack of support from the developers of the original game and an unfairly hostile press.

He states a firm belief in his approach, which can be summarized as getting the maximum amount of Hollywood-level production value for as little money as possible and then going into profit-taking mode on TV rights and DVD sales.

And projects that dare to go a more traditional route, with a big budget and big names? Yeah, they're doomed, says Boll:

I don't know if I would definitely make the movie very differently, because I think that Doom remembered me in a lot of the camera angles, what the creatures were doing and so on... I think the guy who made Doom definitely saw Alone in the Dark.

I personally think that with the budget they've planned, Halo will be a failure. I think Halo will not make the money back in the end.

Check out the complete interview at Eurogamer and get it straight from a part of the horse's anatomy I'd rather not think about. Thanks to A of T who pointed out the story.

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This from the man who has not one, but two films in IMDB's top WORST films of all time back to back? Uwe Boll is not worthy of licking the horse dung coated boots of Peter Jackson, let alone commenting on the potential success of any film. He is simply proof that bestiality is still a problem in some countries. He should do the planet a favor and just kill himself.

Well, to be fair, Peter Jackson's not directing the Halo movie, and Boll, to the best of my knowledge, is not an executive producer. Not that this matters much.

However, let's be clear: he isn't saying Halo will be bad. He's saying it won't turn a profit. That's a distinct possibility. Not every good movie turns a profit.


Rampant for over six years.

Meh...he's probably jealous he didn't get the project. Wow, looking at his movie list, it seems he makes some pretty crappy movies.

To say that Halo will not make the money back in the end could not be more wrong. Think about how many hardcore fans Halo has... not to mention the fact that there will be something called advertising. Overall most movies make thier money back.

However, if you describe disapointment as maybe one of the crapiest movies you have ever see in your life? or maybe a movie so bad it makes you mad when your watching it? Yea, I have a pretty strong feeling its gonna be like that. But thats not going to stop me from seeing it.

Doom had money, advertising, and fans. And it was a terrible, terrible film. While it opened well ($15m domestic opening weekend) it slowed down considerably after that.

It cost $60m and made back $28m domestically.

I don't have the International figures, but I think it's very likely that Doom either posted a loss or a slim profit after international and DVD sales are taken into account.

And most reports indicate that Halo will cost as much or more.

Overrall, no-- most movies do not make their money back. The industry has only in recent years focused on releasing fewer and more expensive movies that must make money. In the history of film, most films have not turned a profit.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=doom.htm


Rampant for over six years.

[quote=narcogen]Eurogamer is carrying an interview with film director Uwe Boll about videogame movies. The thrust is basically that when his videogame adaptations have failed to succeed critically or to make good theatrical box-office numbers, the reasons have largely been a lack of support from the developers of the original game and an unfairly hostile press.

He states a firm belief in his approach, which can be summarized as getting the maximum amount of Hollywood-level production value for as little money as possible and then going into profit-taking mode on TV rights and DVD sales.

And projects that dare to go a more traditional route, with a big budget and big names? Yeah, they're doomed, says Boll:

I don't know if I would definitely make the movie very differently, because I think that Doom remembered me in a lot of the camera angles, what the creatures were doing and so on... I think the guy who made Doom definitely saw Alone in the Dark.

I personally think that with the budget they've planned, Halo will be a failure. I think Halo will not make the money back in the end.

Check out the complete interview at Eurogamer and get it straight from a part of the horse's anatomy I'd rather not think about. Thanks to A of T who pointed out the story.[/quote]