The lights are on
Though the cast isn't officially confirmed, Legendary Pictures' World of Warcraft film has a release date.
The film which is now slated to be directed by Source Code/Moon director Duncan Jones is scheduled to being filming sometime in 2014. It's also rumored to be starring Colin Farrell and Paula Patton. While much is up in the air, Blizzard feels comfortable enough about the project to tweet and official release date: December 18, 2015.
Sources: Twitter, Kotaku, Deadline
Our Take:Like everyone else, I'm skeptical about video game film adaptations - and for good reason. That said, Moon and Source Code are two of my favorite recent sci-fi movies, so they've definitely picked a skilled director in Duncan Jones. He's also not afraid to go away from staid Hollywood formulas, something that bodes well for the project.
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No wonder, it's Legendary Pictures.
Duncan Jones: great filmmaker, son of David Bowie and hopefully the savior of video game based movies.
I feel like, if this movie is even released it will be a huge flop. Hollywood just expects people to see a movie like this but the fact is, it is going to be very difficult to pump out a decent WoW movie.
Why does this need to be a movie?
If they use Avatar-tier CGI to turn everyone into pandas, I'll be interested. If not, well...
It will be poop.
There couldn't be a more perfect environment to base a garbage movie off of than WoW.
Warcraft's lore is actually pretty good (though I've only played Warcraft 3). I could definitely imagine something akin to what is being done with Game of Thrones, but for some reason I'm skeptic that this movie will be great.
As much as I want to believe that it will be good, skepticism...
Let's hope this is not another Battleship for Universal. It would be great to see what sort of budget we are talking about.
I loved this game the story and the depth of the npc hope they do it justice as the book and comics did