Just when you thought the World had finished laughing at the ridiculous failure of 'United Passions' something like this comes along.
The Hollywood Reporter conducted an interview with 'United Passions' director Frederic Auburtin where the Frenchman expressed his shame at having his name attached to a movie that FIFA edited to the point of propaganda, but perhaps the funniest part of the entire interview came when Auburtin revealed what FIFA actually wanted to call the project.
After explaining how he had to fight for the name 'United Passions' as a lesser evil, Auburtin then revealed the two names FIFA had suggested for the film:
FIFA originally had wanted to call the movie 'Men of Legend'. Can you imagine such a title? It's nonsense. Then 'The Dreammakers'. Come on.
Men of Legend, and The Dreammakers.
That is so utterly delusional that it's actually a bit sad.
How did they think the public would react to that? It's simply stunning how little perception for their global reputation the people who call the shots at FIFA seem to have.
In retrospect, you can't say that those names would have performed worse than 'United Passions', because it's debatable if it would be possible for a film to perform worse at the box office than 'United Passions' did.