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Wednesday
Nov192008

Lousy Director Uwe Boll Loses $2 Million Lawsuit

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 Postal.

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.

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Reader Comments (5)

2.1 million? That's nothing. I'm sure he lost more then that on his last movie.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfaulty logic

he doesn't want to pay the money

Thursday, November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter1

he's not as bad of a director as you think (you ever watched ed woods movies). owe boll makes his films stereotypical on purpose.... some of them are genuinly bad because he made them so.... i think the biggest problem with his films is the script...... so how is that his fault when he doesnt write the scripts.... bloodrayne like the game was an over the top limbs flying gore splatting over the top action horror, alone in the dark actually was pretty good, just suffered from a poor storyline and script but the directing was good, house of the dead was a standard zombie action shooter (like the first resi movie only resi had a better script), postal was like the game an over the top action comedy that was purposfully had a bad script and was as depraved as possible (i was in fits watching that film as it's effective in what he aimed for) , in the name of the king had a fantstic cast (with the stereotypicaly type cast stathom as the action hero "farmer") it had an okish story but suffered from a really dire script (that uwe boll didnt write) so as you can see by this i've given in quite a bit of thought (and i have studied media for quite some time) and i have concluded that uwe boll is a good director who suffers from picking morons to write the scripts.... so i dont want uwe bolld to stop making films... i want him to continue just pick better writers >_> even peter jackson started out with a terrible movie (bad taste)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLegion

it looks like Fantastic is taking over all of Boll's films and seizing his assets because he can't pay

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlive2play

hey is that true did fantastic seize boll's assets maybe now they won't let him spoil halo

Monday, January 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercanuckgamer

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