It's been a while since we heard anything about notorious director Uwe Boll (last we checked, the year was 2016 and Boll had just announced his retirement from filmmaking), but today brings us a most unexpected update: someone made a Uwe Boll documentary.
No, seriously. There's a trailer and everything. Check it out:
First of all, Fuck You All: The Uwe Boll Story is an absolutely perfect title for a Uwe Boll documentary (if you're wondering how the film earned that title, please check out this legendary 2015 YouTube clip). Secondly: regardless of how you feel about the man, he's an undeniably...hm, how to put this...colorful character. There's zero doubt in our mind that a documentary examining Boll's filmography - particularly one featuring interviews with many of his former collaborators- will be extremely watchable. Whether or not you still care about Uwe Boll (or have any further patience for his particular brand of mean-spirited shenanigans) is another story entirely, so your mileage may vary on that front.
Here's the exceptionally lengthy synopsis attached to the trailer's YouTube listing:
"The question at the center of Uwe Boll’s story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL: The Uwe Boll Story is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade filmmaker. Through personal interviews with Uwe Boll himself, the people who have worked faithfully alongside him, his harshest critics and everyone in-between, this film offers an entertaining and somewhat shocking portrait of this lightning rod of the film industry.
Honing his craft as an indie filmmaker in Germany in the early 90s, Uwe Boll never could have imagined the life that would lay itself out in front of him. He has experienced a storied career that has led to such highs as working with Oscar-winning actors and making films with 60 million dollar budgets, and has reached such lows as having actors publicly disparage their films with Boll and online petitions for him to stop making films reaching hundreds of thousands of signatures. None of this stopped Uwe from continuing to put out movie after movie, totaling 32 feature films before retiring and opening a successful high end restaurant.
Already a cult legend, Uwe Boll will be remembered forever in the film world. Some will remember him as a modern-day Ed Wood, who made films so bad, they’re good. Others will remember him as the prolific filmmaker who came from a small town in Germany and never compromised his integrity while he created his own path in Hollywood."
We're having a hard time digging up an actual release date for Sean Patrick Shaul's doc, much less information on where we might actually get to see it (smart money's on VOD), but we'll let you know if we hear anything. Stay tuned. Or don't. It's entirely up to you.