Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 1:23AM
Uwe, Uwe, Uwe. When will it end? Uwe Boll, The world's worst director has been ordered to pay Fantastic Films International $2.1 million in a breach of contract/libel claim filed by the company.
An arbitrator found that Boll had broken a
contract for exclusives worldwide sales rights with Fantastic Films by either
taking those deals away or failing to pay commissions on distribution returns in
45 countries. Yes, in some countries, people actually paid to see
In the Name
of the King and
The judgment includes a $200,000 payout to Fantastic Films owner Roxane Barbat for her libel claims stemming from e-mails sent by Boll to Fantastic Films buyers in the exhibition game that reportedly disparaged the company. I'd love to read those, given Uwe's remarkable lack of restraint.
The big question here is, what the hell is wrong with Fantastic Films in the first place? You actually got into bed with Uwe Boll? The director whose output includes six of IMDB's 100 worst films ever made? The director who has never turned a profit in the United States, even though he's made over a dozen films? I mean, I'm glad they got their money back and all, but it's a bit like buying a used car near the airport, isn't it?
About the only way this story could've been any better is if Uwe demanded that Roxane Barbat fought him in a boxing ring, since that's the way he likes to deal with conflict, predictably. I'll take him being bankrupted, though. That suits me just fine.