After making $100 million features, German director Uwe Boll has crashed back to Earth, hard.
As reported back in December, Boll was utilizing Indiegogo to crowd-source Rampage 3: No Mercy. Brendan Fletcher would return to conclude the trilogy that would follow the 2010 Rampage and its sequel Rampage: Capital Punishment.
We thought the campaign was a hilarious joke as you would have to hawk over $100 before Boll would actually send you a copy on DVD or Blu-ray. Unsurprisingly, the campaign failed hard. When it was all said and done Rampage 3: No Mercy collected $6,375 of his request $100,000. Ouch.
Maybe a second time’s a charm? This time Boll has set up camp at Kickstarter, with an ask of $60,000. As of this writing he’s at $5,696.
In fact, unlike the previous campaign, he’ll ensure you get a digital copy of the film for $10, which I can get behind (I like the first two movies). For $20 you’ll get a signed copy. Yes, you can own a copy of a Uwe Boll signed DVD (if you’re old enough to have enjoyed Boll’s legendary path to becoming a modern Ed Wood, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to nab one of these).
The point it, Boll has come back to Earth. And I can get behind this campaign as it’s not only a reasonable request, but he’s offering even more reasonable rewards. Check out the full campaign on Kickstarter.
‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ follows Brendan Fletcher as Bill Williamson, a politically motivated mass murderer who escaped death in the previous film, as he takes his fight to Washington to eliminate the ‘political class’. ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ will be a gritty, violent, explosive finale that won’t pull any punches. Not only is it an exciting action film, but it also will comment on current events within America, in the way that only Uwe Boll can.
In the first film, Bill went on a rampage in his hometown of Tenderville, Oregon that left 93 people dead. He disappeared soon after, leaving a video that promised he would rise again…
In ‘Rampage: Capital Punishment,’ Bill took over a TV station in Washington, D.C. Using a hostage camera crew, he let the world witness the carnage. As the police tried to intervene, he detonated explosives hidden within the station, killing everyone inside.
Bill however escaped, and has been waiting, biding his time until now, when he will bring the fight to the President of the United States of America in ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy.’
Fans can be a part of this sequence, by actually appearing as some of the police officers who are fighting, and then are killed by, Bill Williamson. They’ll even get to keep their blood-soaked costume! That’s not all though, with an amazing array of rewards from copies of the new film, posters, screenings, and even an actual speaking role in the final ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ movie! One lucky fan will even be able to get the full ‘Rampage’ armored costume from the film.