So you may remember that there’s a petition circulating to get German filmmaker Uwe Boll to stop making movies (there’s also another petition to get United Artists to hand Boll the reins of Tom Cruise’s latest flick, Valkyrie, but that’s neither here nor there), and that in an interview with FEAR.net in early April, Boll kinda-sorta-but-not-really intimated that one million signatures would be enough to get him to stop making films.
Now, in an effort “to protect the childhood dreams of millions of videogamers everywhere,” the makers of Stride gum have decided to enter the fray, announcing a special campaign supporting the efforts to convince Boll to stop making videogame-based films. In an effort to help boost signings, Stride has put out
bounty; if the petition reaches the one million
signatures by May 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern time, each signer will receive a downloadable digital
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 Gary Osifchin, the company’s North American Marketing Director. “And what better way is there to get gamers’ backs than by helping them rescue their cherished videogames from the clutches of Uwe Boll?” Ouch…