The WoW big screen adaption is set to be titled Warcraft, and should be out in 2015
After years of speculation, it looks as though a World of Warcraft film will finally be made, with the MMORPG adaption set to begin filming in 2014. Moon director Duncan Jones is still attached to direct, and given the announcement we presume a script has all but been finished and the cast and crew are being put together as you read this.
Atlas Entertainment producer Charles Roven, who is one of the men behind the film adaption, was speaking with SlashFilm last week when the Warcraft project was brought up, with the producer responding positively to the idea that the film will go ahead as planned. He said, without trying to give too much away, "we're moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I'm having a great time with Duncan."
Director Duncan was given the job in January this year, but there was still speculation over whether the film would happen as the team behind the movie adaption have been quiet about it's progress until now. Roven went on to say "First quarter 2014 we're going to shoot that movie," which gives a good indication that the film will be out in time to meet it's planned 2015 release date.
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Game creators Blizzard Entertainment confirmed the news on WoW's official Facebook page, which read: "We are pleased to announce that Duncan Jones, director of critically-acclaimed films Source Code and Moon, has signed to direct the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe."
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The World of Warcraft film has been on the lips of gamers for a while now. It was on their lips before it was even announced, and now it has a director: British filmmaker Duncan Jones.
A statement on the Warcraft Facebook page said: "We are pleased to announce that Duncan Jones, director of critically-acclaimed films Source Code and Moon, has signed to direct the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe." Given that the game has 10 million subscribers globally - making it the biggest world's biggest MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game in the world, the film will have a huge stock audience, with numbers growing as talk heightens towards release. Jones - son of David Bowie - confirmed the news on his Twitter feed, posting: "So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper move of a video game. I've always said its possible. Got to DO it now!"
Charles Leavitt, who was behind the 2006 thriller Blood Diamond will pen the script, which is due to start production in 2013 and hit theatres in 2015. Both have a giant task on their hands, as World of Warcraft fans know videogames, and they know fantasy cinema, and won't take a blip on their beloved franchise lightly.
You’d think people would have taken heed from the critical and commercial disaster of Battleship – the film based on the slow, methodical strategy game; it would appear not, though, with World Of Warcraft being turned into film ‘Warcraft’. What World Of Warcraft does have going for it is that it’s a heck of a lot more popular than the game of Battleship ever was (and we loved Battleship), and it’s now also got David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones confirmed to direct it.
Jones, in case you weren’t sure, has built a steady but low-key reputation on producing thought-provoking sci-fi films. He made his directorial debut with the well-received Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, in 2009; in 2011 he made the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Source Code. However, both those films were made on a comparative shoestring to what he’s expected to be given budget-wise for this project, with The Hollywood Reporter suggesting that studio Legendary Pictures could spend upwards of $100 million on the flick. Pressure time.
Elsewhere, it’s been revealed that Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni have been confirmed to produce for Legendary, alongside Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. It was Blizzard who of course created the original World Of Warcraft Game. Personally we think the film’s going to have to go some to top the hilarious South Park skit of the game back in its 10th season, titled ‘Make Love, Not Warcraft’.
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