Uwe Boll is going on a rampage against “Rampage.” The director, who specializes in video-game adaptations that tend to receive highly negative reviews from critics, has issued a statement on his website accusing the new movie — itself an adaptation of a video game — of “using his brand,” “brainwash[ing] America,” and “helping the military industrial complex.” Boll directed an unrelated trilogy of “Rampage” movies.
“Uwe Boll is currently reviewing his options to pursue litigation against motion picture studio Warner Bros. and Producer New Line for using his brand Rampage as the title for the upcoming motion picture starring Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock,” reads said statement. “Boll released three original Rampage movies in 2009, 2014 and 2017. This movie trilogy had a quick turnaround amassing large cult following on DVD and entities like Netflix.”
“We are living now in a world where Independent Movies are dead and the big players only are making all the money. That they then use developed brands and ideas from established series such as my Rampage films in order to make even more money is unfair but typical,” Boll says in his own statement.
Then he gets more combative. “The new RAMPAGE movie will shrink my brand and my revenues I can make in the future with my RAMPAGE movies. It also confuses the audience! I want that WARNERS change the title, especially because the new movie has nothing to do with a RAMPAGE and looks more like Jumanji 2 and is one of those typical feelgood, popcorn bullshit movies that the studios use to brainwash America even more! All these kind of movies including Transformers, Avengers are helping the military industrial complex in America to win and have retards like Trump be American President who would say that the earth is flat as soon they think they can benefit from this!”
No word yet on whether an actual lawsuit will materialize.