Uwe Boll Sued by Producer for Misspelled Credit

‘In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds’ producer Rob Van Ronkel is seeking $1 million from the director, claiming he intentionally misspelled his name.
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Uwe Boll Sued by Producer for Misspelled Credit

Uwe Boll being sued for intentionally misspelling a producer's name on the end credits of In the Name of the King 2 Controversial director Uwe Boll is making headlines once more, but this time he isn't boxing critics or suing film festivals. Producer Bob Van Ronkel is suing the German director for $1 million, claiming his name was intentionally misspelled on the credits of In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds.

The lawsuit alleges that Bob Van Ronkel's name was purposefully changed to "Rob Van Runkel," after the producer and director clashed over Bob Van Ronkel's producers fee. After his title was completely stripped from the film, a compromise was reached and he was given an associate producer credit, only to see his named misspelled during the end credits, which the producer claims Uwe Boll did on purpose. Bob Van Ronkel's name was also left off the DVD box art and other marketing materials. Here is an excerpt from the lawsuit, which was filed today in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

"Defendants and their Los Angeles legal counsel certainly were aware of how Mr. Van Ronkel's name was spelled (since his name was clearly set forth and properly spelled in the agreement and since Mr. Van Ronkel was previously listed on the IMDb website in accurate fashion). Accordingly, plaintiffs are informed and believe that defendants intentionally misspelled Mr. Van Ronkel's name on his credit on the picture, knowing that a true and accurate motion picture production credit was very important in the entertainment industry and to Mr. Van Ronkel and was material to and specifically bargained for in the agreement. By misspelling Mr. Van Ronkel's name, the value of the credit that he did receive was severely diminished and is insulting."

The lawsuit also claims that Bob Van Ronkel was an integral part of the production, since he convinced Dolph Lundgren to star in this sequel to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds went straight to DVD, and was released by Fox Home Entertainment in December 2011.

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds was released December 27th, 2011.

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  • gandoff • 3 years ago

    Heck with the whole miss spelled name thing. Why is Boll getting more films to direct at all? He is one of, if not the worst director ever.

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    • renodc • 3 years ago

      I could understand if he was suing to have his name taken off the credits. Uwe Boll's films are absolute garbage.

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        I bitty the actors that work with this guy

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        • instead8909 • 3 years ago

          suing doesn't get you any where, you trip over your feet in front of a store and you sue them.

          I've known some Bob's over the years and they don't care it you call them Rob.

          I would take offense if it said Dick Todd, I would go up to him and say. Man that isn't funny, can you change it to Richard.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

            Hope I'm not the only one who could care less about this guy. On a general note, I'd sue his ass too if my name was purposely misspelled.

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            • yannick-decorte • 3 years ago

              This guy is completely right to sue. From Bob Van Ronkel to ROB Van RUNKEL? It's like to the rest of the industry, this guy didn't even work on the film. I know you guys think the movie sucks but this credit could mean a lot for this guy's career, it's still important experience and a lot of his time and efforts.

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              • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                ROFL! To funny!

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                • m2 • 3 years ago

                  I would ask for my name to not show up at all.

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                  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                    @ghostman -- That's not stupid, at all. He purposely misspelled his name, disassociating him from the project. That's not only insulting, but wrong -especially since he was apart of the project.

                    Imagine if you worked on a film, and the director did the same exact thing to you. I don't know about you, but I'd be pissed, and I'd do the same exact thing.

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                    • ghostman • 3 years ago

                      so the dude sues him for a miss-spelling kinda stupid for both of them haha but good for him.

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                      • ghostman • 3 years ago

                        Uwe Boll makes some of the worst films in history.

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                        • dan1 • 3 years ago

                          Why would anyone in their right mind choose to work with Uwe Boll to begin with? The guy shouldn't be allowed to make films.

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                          • SpeedyEric • 3 years ago

                            FINALLY! Someone is suing this @$$wipe.

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                            • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                              Good luck proving intent, Van Ronkel. Personally, I think you should be grateful for the error. It further disassociates you from the film.

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                              • kguy • 3 years ago

                                what a baby.

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                                • pjwolsker • 3 years ago

                                  is this a joke?

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