Running With Scissors
on Monday announced that it has signed a deal to turn its perverse video game franchise Postal into a movie.
Perhaps fittingly, the deal is with schlockmeister Uwe Boll, the German director who has previously turned video games House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark into movies, and is working on movie versions of Bloodrayne, Dungeon Siege and other games. In a statement announcing the deal, Running With Scissors CEO Vince Desi called Boll “the right guy to bring that vision to the screen.”
Postal is the outrageously offensive video game in which you take the role of a killer who goes on a murderous rampage through a small town. Although Running With Scissors has infused the game with plenty of tongue in cheek humor and social satire, it’s been criticized for its extreme violence — to the point where its sale and possession has actually been banned in some countries.
Both Postal and its sequel, Postal 2 (as well as the add-on expansion pack Apocalypse Weekend) are available for the Macintosh.
Postal (the movie) scheduled to begin shooting (no pun intended) in 2006 for a 2007 release.