It's no secret around these parts that I'm rather more of a fan of Uwe Boll than most. Whatever you think of his movies, it's hard to say anything against the man personally; he's very charismatic, enthusiastic, and seems to have one hell of a sense of humour.
It's all been a bit quiet on the Boll front lately though, so this bit of news was a pleasant surprise on many fronts. Here's the text of the press release:
Uwe Boll is renowned as a producer and director of video game based feature films. One of his latest works, SEED, was inspired and written by Dr Boll in an attempt to disturb, horrify and awaken audiences. Uwe Boll's beliefs and attitudes towards the subject of capitol punishment, inspired and gave birth to his film creation, SEED. This disturbing film will give audiences a harsh examination of mankind’s ugliest nature.
“I wanted to make a statement with SEED” Dr. Boll said. “At the beginning of the film, I used extreme animal abuse footage that was given to us by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I wanted to show the world how messed up humans are as a species. If humans were extinct and only animals inhabited Earth, our planet would survive. The PETA footage demonstrates that humans are not intrinsically good. People kill mercilessly, without emotion, for sport, profit and other forms of self-indulgence.”
He continues “I personally have two wonderful dogs. When we filmed BLOODRAYNE in Romania, we saved six dogs and provided food for thousands of dogs a month. I'm a big supporter of PETA. Therefore, I have decided to commit 2.5% of all my world-wide, net profit from the distribution of SEED to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PETA). You can find numerous links to PETA on my websites.”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 1.6 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.
Quoting Dr. Boll……”After you watch the opening of SEED, your world will be permanently altered.”
Suffice to say, I'm dying to see this movie.