You'd be forgiven for thinking the first proper movie about the humanitarian crisis happening in Darfur would go something like this: Ridley Scott or Edward Zwick direct Daniel Craig and Russell Crowe as the "rugged" foreign journalists (better at loading guns than they are at forming proper paragraphs) who travel to Sudan to report on the conflict that's been raging since 2003. Sienna Miller would play the Red Cross worker who falls for Crowe (or is it Craig?), and the whole thing will end with some stats about how many people have died so far (somewhere in the hundreds of thousands). Real life Darfur activist George Clooney would produce, it would get nominated for five Academy Awards, and win none. Well, that's not what happened at all.
Uwe Boll, the German crazy widely considered to be the worst working director today, has just previewed his latest attack on the art of cinema. He also called it Darfur. Boll churns out three or four movies a year, which makes perfect sense. The trailer's ability to insult movie fans is apparent the second Billy Zane makes his first appearance. Advocates of the Darfur crisis should be offended by Boll's audacity -- and ability -- to spin a very real crisis into schlock. And finally, in an unprecedented blunder, Boll and his marketing team have managed to offend the English teacher demo. The fun happens at the 1:39 mark.