Director Uwe Boll is best known for his many poorly-received video game film adaptations — “House of the Dead,” “Alone in the Dark,” “BloodRayne” etc. — as well as the numerous negative reviews he has received over the years. But now, Boll confirms that he has retired from filmmaking and his latest film “Rampage: President Down,” the third film in his “Rampage” series, will be his last. In an interview with Metro Toronto, Boll cites market failures and an inability to make a profit as his primary reasons.
“The market is dead,” Boll says, “you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies.”
He goes on to say that he can’t go back to making movie on the cheap anymore. “I can’t go back to student filmmaking because I have made so many movies in my life, and I can’t make cheaper and cheaper movies at my age. It’s a shame. I would be happy to make movies but it is just not financially profitable.”
Boll also takes the time to praise his own movies, claiming his are “real” not “Jason Bourne or any bullshit movie where they make stuff up,” and he hopes that critics will “find the time to actually watch the movies” now that he’s done making them.
“Rampage: President Down” is currently available to rent and purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.