German film director Uwe Boll has reportedly threatened legal action against Warner Bros. Pictures over their upcoming film adaptation of the classic video game “Rampage”. Boll released a trilogy of films also titled “Rampage” between 2009 and last year and a statement on his personal website reads:
“Uwe Boll is currently reviewing his options to pursue litigation against motion picture studio Warner Bros. and Producer New Line for using his brand RAMPAGE as the title for the upcoming motion picture starring Dwayne Johnson, also known as the Rock. Boll released 3 original Rampage movies in 2009, 2014 and 2017. This movie trilogy had a quick turnaround amassing large cult following on DVD and entities like Netflix.”
Boll also says: “The new RAMPAGE movie will shrink my brand and my revenues I can make in the future with my RAMPAGE movies. It also confuses the audience! I want that WARNERS change the title, especially because the new movie has nothing to do with a RAMPAGE and looks more like Jumanji 2.”
Of course Boll, who started his career making classic video game adaptations like “House of the Dead” and “Alone in the Dark,” doesn’t make mention of the classic arcade game the new film is based on which had the same title decades ago. Nor is there any indication that he has trademarked the word “Rampage” for use in regards to filmed entertainment.
“Rampage” when it hits theaters on April 13th.
Source: Geek Tyrant