If critics had their way, you'd never see a sequel to Postal, Uwe Boll's widely-panned 2007 film inspired by the controversial video game. It seems the movie industry as a whole is also in opposition to such a project. But the one-of-a-kind filmmaker is undeterred. "You have to pay it because nobody else will pay it, so you have to give me money." That's the straightforward pitch Boll is delivering on Kickstarter in hopes of securing $500,000 to produce Postal 2, "a controversial comedy" that tackles today's most sensitive political issues.
"We take the biggest scandals of our democracy, like the happenings about Julian Assange and Edward Snowden and show that there is no difference between our democracy and the prison camps in Russia or China." That brazen claim is likely to turn off some potential backers right at the start, but in true Uwe Boll style, things only get more outlandish.
In his Kickstarter introduction video, Boll ponders, "We have Osama bin Laden, but where is he? Is there any photo from him if he's dead or whatever? What happened to building six in the World Trade Center attacks?" There's an even more pressing question that needs answering, according to the film's director and scribe. "What happened to the Postal dude?" So far, Jackie Tohn is the only cast member from the original film returning for round two. But you can potentially join the ensemble yourself if you chip in enough funding. $500 is enough to earn time on screen as an extra, but backers willing to part with $7,500 will land a speaking role. Boll has 60 days to reach his funding goal, and he says Postal 2 would be completed by August 2014 if the effort is successful.