I’ve always argued that the script was probably the least important component of an Uwe Boll film. The way it attempts to organize thoughts and ideas while giving the filmmaker a sort of blueprint, if you will, to build a coherent film just seemed so…unnecessary for directors like Boll.
That’s why Uwe Boll’s latest film, Seed, has so much promise. After the script was accidentally deleted just before filming was set to begin, Boll tried to recreate the magic but realized it was impossible after he rewrote about one third of the film. When the Seed DVD is released on September 9, 2008, viewers will have the opportunity to see a film that basically free-flowed directly from the mind of Dr. Uwe Boll. I’ve seen most of his films and I always thought he made that shit up as he went along. Now that he actually did make a film as he went along, I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a Boll film.
IGN has obtained the red band trailer for the film and it pretty much confirms my suspicion that this film plays like something from a failing film school student.
When the film was first announced, I couldn’t find any information about the video game that the movie is based off of. After I googled ‘Seed,’ things just got messy. Then I came to find out, thanks to BollBashers.com, the film isn’t based on a video game at all. It’s an original idea– sort of.
Here is the synopsis courtesy of Boll Bashers:
Max Seed, an insane mass murderer, is scheduled for execution at the hands of Warden Wright. Before the executioner throws the switch, Wright steps in front of Seed, “Do you have any last words?” Seed, “I’ll see you again.” After three attempts to electrocute boiling blood steeps from Seed’s eyes, but he’s still alive. The executioner, Wright and the doctor collectively agree that the breathing Seed be pronounced dead. He is bound and buried alive. After biting and clawing his way to the surface, Seed, the blood soaked, enraged madman, is now bent on vengeance. The reign of violence that follows will redefine the boundaries of extreme gore, physical & mental torture explored through cinema.
It sounds like a thinking man’s horror film to me but what the fuck is that thing Max Seed has on his head. I’m onboard with the overalls but I get the feeling like he should be wearing a hat that says “Git R Done.”
“The press announcement for this movie claims the story is based on true events,” according to BollBashers.com. “However, the notion that a convict who survives three jolts from the electric chair is automatically pardoned and set free is an urban legend. There is no such law.”
If there really isn’t a law like that, then there ought to be one.