Uwe Boll passes on Fear Effect

No movie for Eidos franchise

German movie 'director' Uwe Boll, who seems to be on a one-man-mission to destroy the credibility of videogame adaptations in Hollywood, has apparently abandoned his attempts to wreak havoc across the Eidos-owned Fear Effect property. Fans of the game can breath a collective sigh of relief as Boll, who was recently branded as "the worst director in the world" and "son of Ed Wood" by Empire magazine, stopped his pursuit of the rights due to Eidos Interactive's uncertainty regarding a possible new Fear Effect game. However, an article in USA Today claims that MindFire Entertainment (House of the Dead) has picked up the rights to Fear Effect and the movie is scheduled for a 2008 release.

Regardless of his supposed Fear Effect retreat, 40-year old Boll from Wermelskirchen in Germany, is still on the rampage through the annuls of videogame history. Having already helmed the above House of the Dead, as well as Alone in the Dark, and BloodRayne, videogame fans not yet familiar with Boll's work can look forward to watching from behind splayed fingers (for all the wrong reasons) as he's presently hammering gleefully on In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Postal, and even Far Cry. Thankfully he hasn't yet turned his sights to Halo or Half-Life.

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