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Blizzard want Cameron to direct StarCraft film

Blizzard want Cameron to direct StarCraft film

Blizzard has said it would only want James Cameron to work on a StarCraft film.

Blizzard's Rob Pardo has said that, while the publisher has long been in a position to make a TV series or film based on the StarCraft franchise, it would only want to do so with the right talent involved.

In fact, if the Blizzard team were to choose anyone to work on such a project then Pardo says it would have to be James Cameron.

"We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners," Pardo told MTV.

"We probably could have made a ['StarCraft'] movie or something on TV years and years ago, but it's really important to us that we find creative people that are really talented but also really excited about our properties. That's always been the challenge for us."

"I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, 'You want to make a 'StarCraft' movie?' we'd probably sign that."

That may have to remain a dream for now however, and Blizzard will have to cope with Sam Raimi's work on an upcoming World of Warcraft film, which is still in the story-development phase.

Check out our StarCraft 2 review for more info on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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r3loaded 31st August 2010, 12:03 Quote
I'm not fussed tbh. As long as it isn't Uwe Boll, it'll be fine :P
DriftCarl 31st August 2010, 12:50 Quote
would much rather see a starcraft2 movie than a wow one.
I like the story of starcraft2, and the environment reminds me a bit of firefly, ofcourse without the aliens and bugs races
chiper136 31st August 2010, 12:54 Quote
so the awful writing and cliché's of Starcraft 2 combined with the awful writing and cliché's of Avatar.

At least it will look pretty.
Ninja_182 31st August 2010, 13:48 Quote
So long as it's not in 3D I will be happy.
sotu1 31st August 2010, 13:58 Quote
I think a SC movie could be good fun :D Quality characters and a decent theme (even though the game in itself is a bit of a rip off from other sci-fi movies...)

But if they're only interested in Cameron then we may as well say good bye now.
Darkedge 31st August 2010, 14:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by chiper136
so the awful writing and cliché's of Starcraft 2 combined with the awful writing and cliché's of Avatar.

At least it will look pretty.

How very true.
sear 31st August 2010, 14:20 Quote
Because the best way to experience a video game... is to watch it.
TWeaK 31st August 2010, 14:29 Quote
Now, how many people read this and thought they wanted the PM to direct this? No one? I need to get out more..
Sir Digby 31st August 2010, 14:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
Now, how many people read this and thought they wanted the PM to direct this? No one? I need to get out more..

Nope I did too, my first though was "He'll be a bit busy with the new baby though, won't he?".
fatty beef 31st August 2010, 15:22 Quote
Avatar wasnt starcraft?
Avanthor 31st August 2010, 15:43 Quote
Sam Riami cult director with a gory sick sense of humour that WOW players will love, Evil dead trilogy, Spiderman trilogy (his directing was brilliant producers tampered wiv the script in spidey 3 and mucked it up, hence he said no to spidey 4) WoW will be brilliant..Sam does not disapoint..lol but i think he is great anyways :) what about "out of the blue" peter Jackson huh? for SC2 see how Halo turns out first :)
MajestiX 31st August 2010, 16:49 Quote
they did a good job just their own cgi, just got to make it 2 hours long? they already have what 30mins of it per game already
rickysio 31st August 2010, 16:52 Quote
You know why it needs Cameron?

SC has lotsa boomz, and Cameron likes boomz.
wafflesomd 31st August 2010, 17:19 Quote
I would pick Christopher Nolan. He directed The Prestige and Inception.

Maybe Blizzards never actually seen Avatar and don't know how bad it is.
dyzophoria 31st August 2010, 17:59 Quote
I doubt blizzard hired Cameron because of Avatar. lol
WarrenJ 31st August 2010, 18:01 Quote
tbh i dont think blizard want the storyline of Avatar but rather is spectacular graphics, concepts and innovations.

Cameron won't need to work again, not his family for generations to come.
Sloth 31st August 2010, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by WarrenJ
tbh i dont think blizard want the storyline of Avatar but rather is spectacular graphics, concepts and innovations.

Cameron won't need to work again, not his family for generations to come.
You're close, but I've think you've just missed the real reason: Avatar made ludicrous amounts of money. Blizzard wants ludicrous amounts of money. Blizzard don't just want a good movie, they want a movie that will sell.

Though besides that, it's like just like you/others have said: there are a lot of parallels between Avatar and SC. Marines in giant walkers, aliens on distant planets, shiny graphics, etc.
Bakes 31st August 2010, 19:06 Quote
I might be missing something, but did Blizzard actually say they'd only want James Cameron? From the quotation I got the idea that they'd want quality, ie they wouldn't want someone like Uwe Boll, and used James Cameron as a measure of quality. Have I got something massively wrong, or is this just sensationalist news?
thehippoz 31st August 2010, 19:16 Quote
long as the rock isn't in it
Skill3d 31st August 2010, 19:23 Quote
Robert Downey Jr. As Jim Raynor?
frontline 31st August 2010, 19:59 Quote
They should give it to Nick Park to make a stop-motion animation version using plasticine - he'll be cheaper too.
eddtox 31st August 2010, 21:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sir Digby
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
Now, how many people read this and thought they wanted the PM to direct this? No one? I need to get out more..

Nope I did too, my first though was "He'll be a bit busy with the new baby though, won't he?".

I thought "Surely the Prime minister has better things to do" :P
koola 31st August 2010, 22:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by sear
Because the best way to experience a video game... is to watch it.

haha, it's all about the money!
RichCreedy 1st September 2010, 00:02 Quote
why would anyone want david cameron the prime minister to direct their film ;)
Bakes 1st September 2010, 00:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by RichCreedy
why would anyone want david cameron the prime minister to direct their film ;)

Well, they might end up with something like the Blair Witch Project - ie something epic on a low budget. Alternatively they might end up with something like the film I did for my GCSE art project.
Teelzebub 1st September 2010, 00:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by RichCreedy
why would anyone want david cameron the prime minister to direct their film ;)

Agreed.
BlackMage23 1st September 2010, 12:40 Quote
They just want a film that prints money for them.

To be honest I'm not sure if I would want Cameron to make it, He has not really done anything good since T2 imho. Ridley Scott would be better. At the end of the day I think they will have to throw a ton money at it to get a good directer, or they could just get Paul Anderson to do it (before you flame, just remember Event Horizon).
HourBeforeDawn 2nd September 2010, 20:17 Quote
Ya the only reason why games turned to movies have a bad rep is because of Uwe Boll, the man is a disgrace to the movie industry, but this could be interesting to check out. Considering how greedy Blizzard has become this is just one more way to leach money from their fans
SMIFFYDUDE 6th September 2010, 20:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skill3d
Robert Downey Jr. As Jim Raynor?

Does anyone else think Robert Downey Jr. looks like Barney in Half-Life 2
Synikal Ali 7th September 2010, 13:49 Quote
So who would play the guy sat at the PC clicking on stuff?

Dont suppose it would matter, youd probably only se his hand and the back of his head...
Kiytan 16th September 2010, 11:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Does anyone else think Robert Downey Jr. looks like Barney in Half-Life 2

you know now that you mention it...
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