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Warcraft film bags Moon director Jones

Warcraft film bags Moon director Jones

News of a potential Warcraft film originally surfaced in 2007.

The long-discussed Warcraft feature film has snagged British director Duncan Jones to helm the project, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Jones is best known for poignant sci-fi film Moon and the Quantum Leap-like Source Code. Describing himself as a gamer, he will be working with a script from Charles Leavitt.

'So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper movie of a video game? I’ve always said its possible. Got to do it now!' Jones tweeted following his appointment to the role.

Jones will also be working with Blizzard senior vice-president of story and franchise development Chris Metzen, who is responsible for a lot of the fantasy world's lore.

The Warcraft film, being produced by Legendary Pictures, currently has a budget of $100m and is set to be a live action affair as opposed to the animation that a lot of fans initially assumed it would be.

The film is aiming for a 2015 release which will mean it has some stiff competition as it will be in a similar release window as the Avengers 2 and the new Star Wars trilogy.

Originally discussed in 2007, the last director the production had was Spiderman and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi. He however dropped out of the project last year in order to work on Disney's Wizard of Oz prequel instead.

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Griffter 1st February 2013, 10:25 Quote
mmmm, i dont know...
Ragequit 1st February 2013, 11:09 Quote
Thank the lord Sam Raimi isn't in on it anymore though.
Xir 1st February 2013, 13:35 Quote
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to work on Disney's Wizard of Oz prequel
How Dorothy grew up with Aunty and Uncle...
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Naah, that's probably not what they meant.
Evolutionsic 1st February 2013, 17:18 Quote
damn this has been going on for years.
maverik-sg1 1st February 2013, 19:46 Quote
It's either going to be good or it's not - biggest issue for Warcraft film now is that the game is on it's decline - and as someone already said the film itself has taken years to even get to this point......based on that, the 2015 release date seems optimistic at best.
Andy Mc 1st February 2013, 22:18 Quote
I can see this being linked to an expansion release. With the exposure of a big budget film it may also help increase the numbers of players.
Digi 1st February 2013, 22:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andy Mc
I can see this being linked to an expansion release. With the exposure of a big budget film it may also help increase the numbers of players.

Makes sense - but they'll have to have another one in the middle or massive content patches because otherwise they'll lose even more players before they get there.

I'll see it out of curiosity, no doubt.
greigaitken 2nd February 2013, 18:40 Quote
my top two i'd want made
Serious sam
Team Fortress 2
Eldorado 3rd February 2013, 10:05 Quote
I can't imagine the story, Illidan maybe?
Bhuvsta 3rd February 2013, 15:59 Quote
$100 million -> Buy Kung Fu Panda rights -> change names -> ??? -> Profit.
Evolutionsic 3rd February 2013, 19:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by maverik-sg1
It's either going to be good or it's not - biggest issue for Warcraft film now is that the game is on it's decline - and as someone already said the film itself has taken years to even get to this point......based on that, the 2015 release date seems optimistic at best.
I can't bloody wait for this serious, So many memory's xD
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