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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:08 PM

'Warcraft' Movie Lands 'Source Code' Director (Exclusive)

(figured it could be here as well as Showbiz)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warcraft-movie-lands-source-code-416956

Duncan Jones is making the jump to big-budget tentpole movies, signing on to direct Warcraft, Legendary Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game universe.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.

Taking an almost kitchen-sink approach to fantasy, Warcraft, which has grown to be one of the most popular multiplayer online role-playing games out there, is part fantasy, part science fiction and — depending on the game you’re playing — includes elements such as dragons and orcs, zombies and werewolves, and aliens and spaceships.

Legendary is keeping its script, written by Charles Leavitt, under wraps. The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall 2013 start and a 2015 release.

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Reply 'Warcraft' Movie Lands 'Source Code' Director (Exclusive) (Original post)
steve2470 Feb 2013 OP
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #1
steve2470 Feb 2013 #2
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #3
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #5
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #4

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:06 PM

1. I hate when they do this crap...

I can't tell you how many times I've heard a movie was being made based on a game and... I fucking fall for it every single time... I have that brief moment of 'ohhhh, that could be awesome...' and then reality comes crashing in and you remember how badly every video game movie manages to get fucked up. Even the ones that are decent really should have been far better then they were.

And I just did it again when I read this article... Even worse, I still want to hold out a little hope

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:28 PM

2. from what I've read, supposedly Blizzard is trying to make it quality

As you said, it remains to be seen. Chris Metzen of Blizz is on it apparently.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:34 PM

3. heh... I fell for that when ID said they wanted a quality Doom

And I love The Rock

Kidding aside, Metzen is a wicked good designer, one of the all time best (IMO), and I would hope he would feel personally invested to see that it's up to par.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:04 PM

5. They'd need some pretty heavy veto power with the studio

That sort of thing's what killed the attempts at a Halo movie - Hollywood types insisting on injecting everything with unrelated plot tumors.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:00 PM

4. Have you not seen Battleship?

Best movie evah.

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