Uwe Boll Outlines Plans for Dungeon Siege 2; Fans Brace
Posted 12.06.10 by Jud
Much maligned director and pugilist Uwe Boll recently announced he will be making a sequel to his 2007 epic In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale which starred Jason Statham and Burt Reynolds. The new movie, currently titled Dungeon Siege 2, will star Expendables co-star Dolph "I must break you" Lundgren who will play a "a cop or like a fighting coordinator" who fights ninjas and goes through time and.... Here's how Boll described the movie to Bloginity in a recent interview.
It's like contemporary, right now big city, and we have Dolph Lundgren basically being a cop or like a fighting coordinator ... and one night he gets attacked by ninjas in his house and fell with the ninjas into a vortex back in time.
Further elaborating on the story, which will, no doubt, have gamers holding their collective breath, Boll explains that Lundgren's character was in the wrong time anyway and that going back in time to the Kingdom of Ehb where the original story took place is only natural.
And then it turns out it’s like 50 years after the first part In the Name of the King ended, and Ehb is destroyed and everybody is dead, Jason Statham and everybody who was in the first part, got wiped out.
They say he was basically sent into the future, he’s the son of Jason Statham, and he was sent into the future, brought up in an orphanage, because the parents felt that they would all die. So he is basically the last survivor of the kingdom of Ehb so he should bring the kingdom back in charge.
Boll, who may be more famous for donning a pair of boxing mitts to lay a beat down on four of his critics (hey, we say he's living the dream) than he is for generating box office success, is tenacious at least. Often derided by critics and the Internets, the director is brash, passionate, and somewhat opinionated — as evidenced by the subject matter of his non-videogame related movies such as Darfur, Tunnel Rats, and Heart of America. In September, a trailer for his upcoming movie Auschwitz was released to widespread panic.
Lundgren, for his part seems eager to fill the roll of his time-traveling, ninja-killing character in Dungeon Siege 2, saying "It's a role I just wanted to play. It's fun to exercise my acting chops once in a while." So it goes.