Duncan Jones to Helm ‘World Of Warcraft’ Movie

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Duncan Jones, who became somewhat of an overnight success with his indie movie ‘Moon’ a couple of years back has scored a new gig as the director of ‘World Of Warcraft,’ which is a movie based on the popular online role playing game.

Jones has snapped up the directing gig. Originally helmed by Sam Raimi, the project was dropped by the Evil Dead director so he could concentrate on his Oz movie.

It has seemed for some time that this World Of Warcraft movie was in the dumpster, but Jones and Warner Bros. are planning on starting production on the movie adaptation of the role-playing game in 2013!

For my money Jones is somewhat of a surprising choice to be directing this movie, but it also kind of makes sense. Jones is a avid gamer, but he is still yet to prove himself on a big budget picture. So am hoping this is the movie that gives him that chance.

According to the trades World Of Warcraft will have a budget three times bigger than Source Code, which was the last film directed by Jones.

In response to the news, Jones took to twitter,posting, “So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. Ive always said its possible. Got to DO it now! ;.”

The craziness does not end here. According to the Tracking Boards. It seems that Warner is looking to cast Johnny Depp in the film.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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