Uwe Boll wants you to fund his next film

Got £30 burning a hole in your pocket?

The credit crunch is affecting everyone it would seem – how else do you explain Uwe Boll turning to us mere mortals for financial aid.

Yes, yes, hold back the jokes about “it’s because his movies usually suck and no one wants to fund them”… He’s serious.

With the German tax loopholes he’s been using to bring the world BloodRayne and Alone In The Dark now closed to him, he’s offering people the chance to contribute to his new terrorist thriller, Blackout.

If you click along to the movie’s official site here – you can sign up to donate £30 towards the budget.

He needs $18.5 million, and if you help him get there, he promises you a limited edition DVD and a various prizes, including up to $50,000 in cash (shouldn't he, er, be spending that on the movie?) and chance to win a visit to the set.

Get there before 31st March, or the site will be shut. Oh, and if he doesn’t get the whole amount he’ll either try to work with a lower budget or – and this is where we consider calling Watchdog – he says he’ll return at least £28 of your hard-earned folding stuff.

So what are you waiting for? You don’t need food or electricity… You need another Uwe Boll film in your life.

Anyone? Anyone?

[Source: THR]

Are you going to stump up some cash? Or are you trying to stop from choking with laughter? If you do invest, tell us your story in the comments!


    • Sneakerj14

      Feb 13th 2009, 5:53

      Dear god no, i'd rather support a movie about the Decapitation of Uwe Boll.

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    • mrsmiawallace

      Feb 13th 2009, 7:30

      £18.5m???????? He'd be lucky if he gets 50p! On a side note, I find this message from Blackout's sponsor (only the one mind) amusing: * SCEYE. USB2 document capturing device A4 / A3 Independent from external power sources, USB 2, keeps operative even on blackout conditions. Power demand 1,2 Watts. Very fast (1 seconde per page), therefore extremely low energy consumption. The sonsor provides 10 units for the raffles. lmfao

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    • fluffulike

      Feb 13th 2009, 10:31

      Yeah but but part of the competition is to be in the movie. I'd love to be that Support Actor. Imagine being in the pub and as usual there's that show off you always find, going on about all the amazing things they've done in life (skydiving, swimming with dolphins, etc, etc) And you can just reply "yeah but I've been in the worst movie ever made, beat that!!" I'd just feel proud!

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    • aelmo1

      Feb 13th 2009, 12:17

      the man is clearly insane! he's definately one of the worst directors of all time! i for one wouldnt pay £3 for one of his movies so why the hell would i want to giv him money to make more?! NO UWE BOLL............NO NO NO! at last the credit crunch has a possitive affect!

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    • tomp1000

      Feb 13th 2009, 18:21

      i nearly died laughing when i read this i will boldly make this bet. if that man gets 18.5m in the next month and a half i will eat a bush hat and post a video on youtube

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