Ray Liotta Locks In Dungeon Siege Role


Ray Liotta has joined the cast of "Dungeon Siege," a sword-and-sorcery movie based on the million-selling PC game franchise. Liotta will play the film's villain, Gallian. The $60 million film, slated to run three hours, is currently filming in Vancouver and expected for a late-summer 2006 distribution.

The cast also includes Burt Reynolds, Ron Perlman, John Rhys-Davies, Matthew Lillard, Kristanna Loken, Leelee Sobieski, Will Sanderson, Jason Statham, former NFL star Brian J. White, and German supermodel Eva Padberg. The $60 million film, slated to run three hours, is currently filming in Vancouver and expected for a late-summer 2006 distribution. Read the rest of the story at Boston.com.

The $60 million film... is currently filming in Vancouver

There's your key to fine cinema: don't hire a major part like the villian until filming is already underway. I smell a craptacular in the making.

Quite a cast, though: Ron Perlman, Jason Statham, Rhys-Davies, Burt Reynolds (?!?)? I'll check it out on DVD if nothing else.

I smelled it when they announced they were making a movie based on Dungeon Siege. Deus Ex or System Shock 2 or even Starcraft I can see... but Dungeon Siege? A title that screams "generic hack&slash"?

-Mike Lemmer

Matthew Lillard is another earmark that I always look for. I mean, ever since Wing Commander, I've been thinking that this guy has a future in games-turned-movies. I'm hoping he gets to be the pink hippo when Hungry Hungry Hippos hits the big screen.

What, they couldn't get Vin Diesel?

I want Hungry Hungry Hippos! Lillard can be the Pink Hippo. With Jessica Simpson as the Yellow Hippo who doesn't talk, just makes faces. Danny DeVito as the Green Hippo, and the Red Hippo is up for grabs, but Bjork should definitely be the balls.

Now, what is the reasoning behind picking Dungeon Siege again?

Gosh, I hope it's as good as Dungeons & Dragons was.

It's a Uwe Boll film. Need I say more?

And as for using Dungeon Siege...I presume Mr. Boll simply looked at the number of sales it had.

"Gosh, I hope it's as good as Dungeons & Dragons was." you sure are setting the standards low there. Im sure fantasy fans could make a better D&D film than the one released.

Hey, I'm going to be first in line for the sequel!


(Uh, that was supposed to be said with a modicum of sarcasm).

Come on, D&D was hilarious. It sucked, but it sucked in such a way that was endlessly amusing. So I do hope that Boll makes a movie that is so bad I can't help but laugh at.

You know, Ed Wood reborn.

What really gets me is, how do all these big name celebrities *not* realize what a crapsterpiece artiste Uwe Boll is and sign up for his 2 hour long visual laxatives?

I mean I almost wept when I saw John Rhys-Davies listed of all people. Anyone remember Wing Commander 3 and 4? Those were cinematic classics. And Lord of the Rings. I can't imagine John Rhys-Davies's fortune taking a dive into a septic tank to the point where he'd sign up for a Uwe Boll crapsterpiece.

Ray Liotta? He was part of history with GTA Vice City. I'd hope he'd respect video games enough to see the First Two Seals of Video Game Apocalypse broken in the forms of House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark.

Can't blame them if they're doing it for the money but sheesh, even Connery learned after Highlander 2.

I swear to God that Hollywood needs to post an advisory for actors who'd even jokingly think of signing up for anything remotely associated with Uwe Boll.