The concept of having Warcraft come to the big screen just became even more real. Talk about the movie adaptation of what might very well be the biggest multiplayer online role-playing game has been around for more than five years now, and as is often the case with things like these, you get to the point that you wonder if something is actually going to happen.
Well, something has happened, and it makes for a strong case that the Warcraft movie will be made at some point.
The Hollywood Reporter announced the scoop – it’s supposed to be an exclusive, but I think that does not mean we can’t write about it as well, does it? – that the Warcraft movie now has a director. Legendary Pictures, the people who’ve presumably been working tirelessly at turning the fantasy of a movie into something that can be watched on the silver screen, have landed Duncan Jones to spearhead the shooting.
You’ll probably recognize Duncan Jones from his work on Source Code. He entered the scene in 2009 with Moon, an indie sci-fi film which got an 8.0/10 on IMDB, and 67/100 on Metacritic. (Yeah, go ahead and find a copy now.)
What you may not know about Duncan Jones is that, aside from his activities as a director, he is the son of legendary David Bowie.
I honestly have not been exposed to his work, but the pundits seem to have high hopes for Warcraft the movie, partly because of the excellent material to begin with and partly because of what Jones can bring to the table.
Other players involved in the production are Charles Leavitt (scriptwriter), Stuart Fenegan (executive producer), and Chris Metzen (co-producer). Production is slated to start later in fall, with a target release date in 2015.
Something to look forward to, especially for countless Warcraft players who have been anticipating the movie for ages, but in the meantime, 2013 is not going to be a boring year for us in terms of movies, so there is no need to be impatient.