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Because you can't get anymore pathetic than Uwe Boll

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The notorious film maker with a reputation for doing nothing but game-to-film adaptations with the intention of making them bomb, Uwe Boll has found new lows in the world of "legit" scam artists. From what I know, Boll gets foreign (German) investors to pay for all the films he makes, then sinks them intentionally, giving the investors some sort of tax break due to loopholes in German tax law.

I can only hope this is true, because every single film this jerk has ever made has been absolutely terrible. Why people keep giving him content to ruin for all time is a concept I can't wrap my brain around, but this little one really is the cherry on top: Boll is auctioning off a role in the film version of Ubisoft's Far Cry.

Bidding (on eBay naturally) started at $3000, and you've got to pay your own airfare and accommodations for however long they agree to use you. I'm pretty certain you won't be getting paid for the apperance itself, and I have a feeling this is a violation of SAG rules, which is a bit confounding.

If this production were a breach of SAG's contracts, they'd be all over it by now and we'd see it in the press. Since they aren't, I guess that means this production is working outside of SAG's influence which means a non-union deal -- yet that ought to mean SAG or AFTRA would be boycotting it.

I wonder what the deal is? Maybe they are filming it outside the United States with a completely foreign crew. Either way, ugh, don't waste your money. You'd be better off spending it on acting lessons or something.

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