January 03, 2007

Dungeon Siege gets date

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, a $60 million fantasy movie directed by Uwe Boll and based on Gas Powered Games' PC game franchise, will make its worldwide debut in Boll's homeland of Germany for summer 2007 courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Boll is currently shopping the film for North American distribution, but has no takers as yet.

In the Name of the King features an all-star cast that includes Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski, Matthew Lillard, Ron Pearlman, John Rhys-Davies and Burt Reynolds. Boll has two finished versions of the film. The theatrical release will clock in at just over two hours, while he also has a director's cut of the film for DVD that will incorporate an additional 45 minutes of action sequences and story into the movie. This is a change from earlier word that Boll would make the film into two two-hour features. TheUwe Boll, Dungeon Siege theatrical version of the movie screened at the American Film Market recently and received positive reviews from both journalists and Hollywood execs.

Boll, known for his videogame-to-films, raises all of his own funds for his projects through mainly German investors. Most of Dungeon Siege was shoot on Beecher Bay lands between Sooke and Metchosin, east of Victoria.

A Trailer for the film can be seen here in Quicktime 7 format.