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‘World of Warcraft’ Is Safe From Uwe Boll
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Uwe BollWorld of Warcraft fans, enjoy a gigantic sigh of relief — Uwe Boll will not be making a movie based on elves and goblins and such going on raid thingys.

MTV Movie Blog has shared with us an amusing tale of the “little director that could” and his quest to obtain the rights of the WoW story. Entertaining it is indeed.

Boll went into a meeting with Paul Sams of Blizzard Entertainment and pitched his idea for the World of Warcraft movie. Word of the director’s skills has apparently begun to finally reach the ears of the people who make these decisions, as Mr. Boll tells us that Sams said, “We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… not ever to you.” Boll went on to admit the quality of his movies, saying “Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.”

My God.

Since we covered the petition to oust Uwe Boll a short time ago — which looks as if it won’t come anywhere near a million signatures — I’ve seen a lot more of the man and I have to say, he is really funny to watch maneuver his way through each of his movies. The movies are still awful, and the comments absurd, but I do enjoy a strong giggle from time to time.

I would have loved to see him tackle Warcraft, personally — just to see how irate the 9,000,000 users of the game would get! Can you imagine, Verne Troyer (a Uwe Boll used actor) as his own character he plays in the game (I’m a Mage!); maybe even William Shatner, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Mr. T would sign. It’d be legendary.

I’m personally not a fan of the game; I’ve seen what that thing does to people and I agree with Devin from when he called it an “…obsessive compulsive disorder.” Aside from that, I would love to hear opinions of big fans on what they think of all this.


  1. It would have been funny to see it happen.
    He was one of my favorite interviews. Very funny.

    Comment by Jerry — April 24, 2008 @ 7:43 am

  2. Thank God in heaven that mess was averted. Could you imagine what opening day of the movie would be like??
    Lines of losers as far as the eye can see, decked out in full “WoW” Gear. Battling each other for items to help pass time hahahaha but first of all, would they even be to shell out the 1 1/2 – 2 hours away from the game? Plus it would have to be on a non-Raid night as well.

    I can sleep soundly tonight Movie God ;-)

    Comment by Jen-Jen — April 24, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Dude… that would have been the equivalent of Mariah Carey directing Lord of the Rings for video game fans.

    Guy is hilarious to me, but… well… yeah. I appreciate WoW, even if I’m not willing to get involved in it. I say save the movie rights for someone who will make a good movie.

    Comment by NeverWanderer — April 26, 2008 @ 5:11 am

  4. They *ARE* making a WOW movie, just not with Uwe Boll.

    Comment by sorryjenjen — April 28, 2008 @ 3:46 am

  5. In that case it’s official . . . Hollywood is picking from the bottom of the bucket.

    Comment by Jen-Jen — May 28, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  6. OH thank god and all that is in Heaven he is not allowed around the movie rights…That bastard destroyed Bloodrayne…I loved that game so much but the movie….god we shall not speak of this again.

    World of your source or all things WOW

    Comment by Ronne — November 8, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  7. If I was Uwe Boll and Blizzard told me “We will not sell the movie rights, not to you… not ever to you.” I would consider maybe going into the toilet cleaning business.

    Comment by The Wise Old Sage — March 22, 2010 @ 4:35 am

  8. I never liked WoW. Warcraft 1, 2, and 3 were very good though, and I like the lore. I hope Sam Raimi does good with the IP.

    Comment by Me — April 11, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

  9. funny how WoW went on to use Mr T in their ad campaign

    Comment by Mike — November 3, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

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