Uwe Boll just can't seem to catch a break, and he's not shy about letting us know. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boll is upset at the miniscule theater count his new film Postal is set to receive. While Boll was preparing for a 1,500 theater rollout, the film will bow on Friday in just 15 theaters across the country. The rollout was as low as 4 theaters earlier in the day, however.
"This is for me very disappointing, to be honest," Boll said Wednesday. "They don't like the political content. This is my personal feeling after trying for four or five weeks to get the distributors to book it. It's a ruthless comedy and makes jokes about Sept. 11 and all kinds of stuff, but at the same time I feel like it's my best-received movie so far."
A spokesperson for the AMC theater chain offered, "We carefully evaluate the movies that we choose to play in our theaters and elected not to put this film in our theaters because we feel is does not have potential for commercial success in the U.S."
Boll continued do defend his film, adding, "People were laughing their asses off," he said. "It works very well for the young male audience. It's a Monty Python kind of comedy, and I think that kind of product is missing right now because of political correctness."
Postal will open on May 23.