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No more game movies for Boll?

He's had just about enough.

Movie director Uwe Boll has told Eurogamer that he may give up making movies based on videogames all together - and it's all the fault of the gaming press.

In an exclusive interview, Boll said: "The dangerous thing right now is that a lot of people bash me without thinking about the movies. It's fashionable to hit on Uwe Boll, and this is what I don't get. And I don't get why this comes so harshly from the games press.

"When I try to get videogames turned into movies, and get videogames accepted as [the equivalent of] best-selling books for the younger generation, I get only sh** from the videogames press - what an asshole I am, what a criminal I am for doing these movies, whatever, instead of being happy that there's a movie getting made of a game. This is what's confusing me."

As a result, Boll is considering abandoning the whole thing as a bad job. "I won't say that I won't acquire another videogame licence in the future. But I'm not so eager to do it any more, to be honest. After Far Cry, maybe I'll go away from videogame-based movies. And everybody can be really happy about it."

To read more and find out what role Osama Bin Laden will play in the Postal movie, the truth about the Metal Gear Solid rumours and why Boll thinks the Halo film will be a failure, read the full interview.

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Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.

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