Fans of ‘World of Warcraft’, gamers, ladies and gentlemen! Warner Bros. through their studio arm division Legendary Picture has announced the emancipation of the Warcraft from the development hell. Means, you now get a ‘Warcraft’ movie. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this morning with Duncan Jones, the son of legendary musician David Bowie (Source Code, Moon) is attached to direct, with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary along with Charles Roven and Alex Gartner from Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment.
The ever-popular MMPORG is a clinch-mix of fantasy and science fiction. The script by Charles Leavitt is already complete and the studio is eyeing for 2013 start of production and a release in 2015. The choice of picking Duncan Jones into this US$ 100 million budget is intriguing as the director has two of the most thought-provoking sci-fi under his belt already. With a recent surge in fantasy-related project at Legendary, ‘Warcraft’ is a terrific addition into the endless list of on-going project. The studio will release ‘Pacific Rim’ this summer, under the guidance of Guillermo del Toro.
For those fans who are sceptical about the outlook of this popular game been converted into a live-action adaptation, here are some prime examples of how Hollywood can treat this (StarCraft II, Halo and Tom Clancy):