I'm always shocked to hear about a new movie being directed by Uwe Boll, I have no idea how this guy is able to keep making movies. The guy is just a terrible offensive filmmaker, and for some reason people keep giving him money to make movies? I don't get it. If he can make it as a filmmaker... anyone can.
Boll's next film will by about a time-traveling Vietnam vet, who fights ninjas and knights. The film will be called In the Name of the King 2, and yes this is a sequel to the 2007 Jason Statham film.
Dolph Lundgren is set to play the lead role in the film. Lundgren broke the news with blogtalk radio saying,
I play an ex-middle ages war veteran who gets f**ked up but he gets pulled into some sort of medieval power struggle, kind of gets a bit of a redemption for all his pains in service. It's a role I just wanted to play. It's fun to exercise my acting chops [sic] once in a while. I've got to get ready for ‘Expendables 2′.
Speaking about the plot here's how Boll explained it,
It's like contemporary, right now big city, and we have Dolph Lundgren basically being a cop or like a fighting coordinator working as this, and one night he gets attacked by ninjas in his house and fell with the ninjas into a vortex back in time. [...] And then it turns out it's like 50 years after the first part ‘In the Name of the King' ended, and Ehb is destroyed and everybody is dead, Jason Statham and everybody who was in the first part, got wiped out.
Yep, this sounds like a winner. In the Name of the King 2 is set to start shooting early next year in Canada. There's really not much more to say except that the money that is going into these Uwe Boll films could be going to new upcoming filmmakers to actually make good movies and tell stories worth seeing. I'm always up for a good crazy B-style action flick, but not from Boll.
If you are a Uwe Boll fan, please tell us why.