Can the Power of Gum Stop Uwe Boll?

BOOM widget 113724 To prevent infamous director Uwe Boll from creating more video game-based films, the makers of Stride gum today announced that it will provide free packs of gum to those who sign the Stop Uwe Boll internet petition, provided that it reaches a million signatures.

The oft-hated filmmaker had previously claimed that he would stop directing films if a petition reached one million signatures. Should the milestone be reached by May 23, the release date of Boll's latest adaptation Postal, Stride promises to offer signatories a downloadable coupon for a free pack of gum.

"Since gamers are one of our most supportive groups, we've been looking for ways to return the favor," said Stride marketing director Gary Osifchin. "And what better way is there to get gamer's backs than by helping them rescue their cherished videogames from the clutches of Uwe Boll?"

Though the move appears to be little more than a publicity stunt, the push will no doubt come as a relief to petition organizers. The Stop Uwe Boll petition currently stands at just over 240,000 signatures. In an interview with Movieset, Boll claimed that he was "the only genius in the whole fucking business."

"I'm not a fucking retard like Michael Bay or other people running around in the business," the director added. "Or Eli Roth making the same shitty movies over and over again. If you really look at my movies, you will see my real genius, you know?"

Prior to Postal, Boll had previously made films based on properties such as Far Cry, BloodRayne, Alone in the Dark, Dungeon Siege and House of the Dead.