Uwe Boll is known for creating some of the worst movies of all time out of video game adaptations (Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, House of the Dead). We now have a look at the first trailer for Boll’s latest: POSTAL.
[quicktime width="470" height="290"]http://www.postal-the-movie.com/trailers/postal-pg.mov[/quicktime]The movie seems to be more of a spoof like comedy (Scary Movie), claiming to be “so stupid that it will push you over the edge”. It seems to be less of the shoot-em-up that the original video game was, and more of a low-budget slapstick comedy. The movie follows a postal worker played by Zack Ward who eventually has enough and goes on a rampage through the streets of Paradise City. The film also stars Dave Foley, Seymour Cassel, Verne Troyer, and Osama Bin Ladin.
Rumor has it that Gary Coleman was offered to reprise the role he played in the video game but turned down the offer. If Gary Coleman turns down a project, than something is seriously wrong.
I give Boll props for making fun of himself in the beginning of the trailer. But I also think it’s a sad day when you need to market a movie based on the inability of it’s director. Most of the jokes also come off as trying too hard. And some how Boll even manages to turn making fun of Tom Cruise into a lame experience. Watch at your own risk.