After seeing his latest film Rampage at Fantastic Fest just last month, we thought we’d seen a turning point for director Uwe Boll. Finally, the man had delivered a gritty, intense action movie that rose above his usual bit of schlock. For once, he had delivered something worth talking about in a positive way — worth recommending to friends and countrymen. It had me excited to see where he would go next in his always-busy schedule of film releases.
Which brings us to Far Cry, yet another adaptation of a popular video game. Like Boll’s previous adaptations of games such as Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Dungeon Siege and Postal, Far Cry appears to be a mess of the highest order. At least, that’s what I’ve gathered from this first teaser trailer, which comes courtesy of IGN. Since his role in Inglourious Basterds, I’ve thought Til Schwiger to be one of the more badass actors in Hollywood. But here he appears to be saddled with a poor story and awful dialog, something that comes as no surprise given the man behind the camera. Check it out for yourself below, along with the film’s official synopsis. Far Cry hits DVD on November 24.
Based on the best-selling videogame franchise that sold over 3 million copies, Director Uwe Boll (In the Name of the King, Bloodrayne) unleashes his latest non-stop action thriller Far Cry on DVD November 24 from Vivendi Entertainment. Til Schwiger (Inglourious Basterds), Udo Kier (Grindhouse), and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw IV) star in the action-packed story of a reporter who investigates the deaths of mercenaries on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Jack Carver (Schweiger), a retired special forces officer, escorts star journalist, Valerie (Vaugier), on the trail of a story on a mysterious island off the Pacific Northwest. Upon docking, they are attacked and pursued by a squad of mercenaries employed by scientist, Dr. Krieger (Udo Kier). In their attempt to escape, they uncover Dr. Krieger’s secret lab and unleash the genetically engineered beasts that he’s created.