He's possibly the most hated man in gaming. But love him or hate him, video game movie director Uwe Boll is here to stay.
MTV: If you could choose any license, regardless of if it's already been done, what video game movies would you love to make?
Boll: I definitely like "Metal Gear Solid," and I like "World of Warcraft." I've always liked "Hitman" and "Silent Hill," but they got turned into movies now already, so forget that. The thing is, people approach me with "Manhunt" for example, and right now I had a talk about "S.T.A.L.K.E.R." so it depends… For example, "Grand Theft Auto" I think is a great game, but it's also a little old-fashioned now, and the question is "Do we already have movies like this?" So even though it's a fun game and original, we need to question what would you gain if you made a movie out of it. Like with "Halo," it's a sensational game, but I don't think that the materials are perfect to make a movie. It could be very technical but not necessarily an emotionally-grabbing movie, and I think it's always important to have lead characters you can go with through a story. Like Jack Carver in "Far Cry" is a funny guy but he is also tough; he's a little like a Bruce Willis type so you want to follow him. You want to know if he's surviving the adventure. Did he have success or not? And I don't think that in "Halo" a character like this really exists.