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05.21.09 15 Comments

When I first heard the news that Uwe Boll was directing a movie (Janjaweed) about the Darfur genocide starring Billy Zane (a guy Boll had previously sued), I thought it was a joke.  But then I realized, wait, jokes aren’t that obscure.  Anyway, Movieset caught up with Uwe (OOOH-vay) at Cannes, where he confirmed that the project is real, and showed why he’s almost always mentioned in the discussion of greatest living directors. From this video...

“Za first risk ees zat za voman, who vas raped and haff AIDs now, zey are now actors ant zey have to recreate zat.  Za secont risk ees za American actors who play all za journalists going to Sudan.  I didn’t wrote dialog for zees guys, I basically only create characters oont za situations… On za first day of shooting, I realize some of za actors vere not used to it and zey had problems viss improvisation.”

Ahem.  He’s directing a movie about the Darfur genocide starring Billy Zane, and he thought it’d be a good idea for the actors to come up with their own dialog.  The only way this could be better is if Haley Joel Osment and Chuck Norris had cameos where they recreate the “Walker told me I have AIDS” scene.

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