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Source Code Director Duncan Jones Signs on for World of Warcraft Film
Dan
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Brisbane, Queensland
7235 posts
Finally some more news on the long-talked about World of Warcraft live action film, with word that Duncan Jones (known for Moon, and Source Code, and being the prodgeny of David Bowie) has signed on to helm the silver-screen adaptation of Blizzard's ever-popular MMO (via The Hollywood Reporter - thanks Nerfy):
Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce on behalf of their production company, Liberty Films. Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard.

Warcraft is a big jump up in terms of scope and scale for Jones, the filmmaker son of David Bowie known for his thoughtful sci-fi work.

Jones (CAA, Independent Talent Group, Bloom Hergott) made his feature debut writing and directing 2009's Moon, the well-regarded low-key indie sci-fi drama that starred Sam Rockwell and cost around $1 million to make. He followed that up with Source Code, Summit’s 2011 time travel thriller that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and cost around $35 million to make. Warcraft is expected to have a budget north of $100 million.
THR also mentions that Warner is shooting for a 2015 debut, with production commencing later this year. That Blizzard's Chris Metzen is involved as a producer is also a good sign.

Director Sam Raimi had previously been attached to the project with an initial announcement way back in 2009, but other commitments had since shaken him loose.
12:12pm 31/01/13 Permalink
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Ha
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source code f*****g ruled until it didn't know where to end. this will make retarded amounts of money regardless, but it might be genuinely good.
12:15pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21219 posts
So this must be the big news Blizzard were going on about. I was hoping for cross realm AH's but this is just as good. Hope they don't f*** it up though.
12:18pm 31/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7146 posts
I think they f***ed up when they took a badarse series with brutal lore and turned it into a hunter gatherer sim.
12:21pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20591 posts
This is pretty awesome news, we need a movie that does for video game movies what Batman Begins and Iron Man did for comic book movies; pull them out of the rut of being b-grade throwaway movies and make them something respectable.

So much awesome lore to work with and so many awesome characters, they could pull off something really impressive if they don't cheap out and/or f*** it up.
12:31pm 31/01/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1176 posts
This is pretty awesome news, we need a movie that does for video game movies what Batman Begins and Iron Man did for comic book movies; pull them out of the rut of being b-grade throwaway movies and make them something respectable.So much awesome lore to work with and so many awesome characters, they could pull off something really impressive if they don't cheap out and/or f*** it up.



They said ages ago if they did the movie that it would be based on new characters, just based in the Warcraft universe!

Would be hard to do with existing characters considering they have killed most of them off in expansion packs lol.
12:47pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20593 posts
Yeah, I guess I'm hoping they'd just use the movies to retell the story of the game rather than following on from it
01:07pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8485 posts
It will be interesting to keep an eye on, but if it is still taking the road of live-action it might fall in into the corny field. Then again, I always enjoy re-watching Super Mario Bros. for its cheesy hilarity.
01:14pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3071 posts
How many directors is that now?
01:26pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
260 posts
There's always Uwe Boll or Joel Schumacher.
03:08pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20594 posts
How many directors is that now?


Two, was originally Sam Raimi, now Duncan Jones.

Also, wtf, I didn't know he was David Bowie's son
03:34pm 31/01/13 Permalink
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