Uwe Boll is noted for adapting video games like Far Cry and Alone in the Dark into flicks, and his Lundgren vehicle is no exception. The two will be teaming up for In the Name of the King 2, a sequel to the game-based 2008 Dragon Siege film Boll made with Jason Statham and Leelee Sobieski. It begins shooting early next year in Canada.
“I play an ex-middle ages war veteran who gets fucked up but he gets pulled into some sort of medieval power struggle, kind of gets a bit of a redemption for all his pains in service,” Lundgren said in a recent radio interview. “It’s a role I just wanted to play.”
The performer, who rocketed to fame with his role in Rocky IV, said he enjoys flexing his “acting chops” and he’s going to get ready for The Expendables 2.
According to Boll, Lundgren’s character is attacked one night by ninjas in his house and falls through a vortex back in time. He finds himself in Ehb, where the first movie was set, 50 years after the events of the earlier film. “Jason Statham and everybody who was in the first part, got wiped out,” the director added.
“They say he was basically sent into the future, he’s the son of Jason Statham, and he was sent into the future, brought up in an orphanage, because the parents felt that they would all die,” he said. “So he is basically the last survivor of the kingdom of Ehb so he should bring the kingdom back in charge.”
Boll gets a lot of crap from folks for his flicks, but you got to hand it to him: he continues to make movie after movie that run the gamut of disturbing to just plain odd. And he keeps getting name talent to work with him, so he must be doing something right.
Dolph Lundgren signs for In The Name of the King 2 [Bloginity.com via Big Download via Joystiq][Pic]