Far Cry (film)

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Far Cry
Far cry poster.jpg
German-language poster
Directed by Uwe Boll
Produced by Uwe Boll
Dan Clarke
Wolfgang Herold
Shawn Williamson
Written by Michael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
Masaji Takei
Based on Far Cry 
by Crytek
Starring Til Schweiger
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Michael Paré
Clint Howard
Will Sanderson
Ralf Möller
Michael Eklund
Udo Kier
Tyron Leitso
Patrick Muldoon
Chris Coppola
Craig Skistimas
Thomas Hanley
Mike Dopud
Anthony Bourdain
Music by Jessica de Rooij
Cinematography Mathias Neumann
Edited by Karen Porter
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (Germany)
Release dates
  • October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) (Germany)
Running time 95 minutes
Country Germany
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $753,264

Far Cry is a 2008 German film adapted from the video game of the same name. The film is directed by Uwe Boll and stars Til Schweiger.


Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an island to visit her uncle Max, who is working in a military complex on the island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krieger. Jack doesn´t care about her until his boat explodes. After the destruction of his boat Jack finds out about the true purpose of the facilities on the island, which is the creation of genetically modified soldiers.



Uwe Boll gained the rights to a Far Cry movie, purportedly even before the game was released. In an October 2006 interview, Uwe Boll said that production on Far Cry would begin in May 2007.[1]

The Far Cry series has been heavily edited in Germany, where the film was released in October 2008, to negative reviews.


Like most other films directed by Uwe Boll, Far Cry received negative reviews with most critics saying it does the games no justice. IGN gave the film a 3 out of 10 and said "Perhaps one day game companies will learn to be more particular about the directors they chose to realize their products on the big screen. From that day on, Boll will have to find some original material to ruin, but it's too late for Far Cry. Fans of the game, and fans of movies in general, would be wise to avoid this one at all cost. Unless, of course, your purpose is to mock." [2]


Variety reports that Ubisoft are developing another Far Cry film, along with Watch Dogs and Rabbids films.[3]

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