Many film critics and gamers have blasted director Uwe Boll for his big-screen video-game adaptations, but how many are ready to step into the ring with the maker of BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead? Online casino GoldenPalace.com announced today that the German filmmaker has challenged his detractors to a three-round boxing match that will be filmed as part of his next feature, an adaptation of the video game Postal.
“Many journalists make value judgments on my films based on the opinions of one or two thousand Internet voices,” Boll comments. “Half of those opinions come from people who’ve never watched my films.”
GoldenPalace.com is sponsoring the event, which has been dubbed ‘Raging Boll.’ The filmmaker will take on a total of five opponents, fighting four matches on Sept. 23 in Vancouver and another earlier in Spain. Other challengers are welcome to trade their blogged barbs for real jabs as well.
The current challengers are Carlos Palencia Jimenez-Arguello from Madrid, webmaster of www.cinecutre.com; Richard “Lowtax” Kyanka from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, webmaster/CEO of Something Awful; Jeff Sneider from Los Angeles, Calif., journalist for Ain’t It Cool News; Chris Alexander from Toronto, Ontario, journalist/radio announcer for Rue Morgue magazine; and Nelson Chance Minter from Fredrick, Maryland, a web critic.
The Carlos Palencia/Uwe Boll fight will occur early in September in Malaga, Spain, where Boll will receive a film award from the Int’l Film Festival of Fantastic Cinema and Terror for his work on BloodRayne. More information can be found at GoldenPalace.com.