New Life Breathed into WoW Movie

Duncan Jones, director of Source Code and Moon, announced to take on Warcraft film.

News of the World of Warcraft movie has been long anticipated. Finally, after years of stagnation, something new has been announced. About freakin' time.

Originally slated as Sam Raimi, a new director has been announced for the WoW film: Duncan Jones. He is famous for previously directing Moon and Source Code. He's also the son of famous rock musician David Bowie.

Charles Leavitt is going to be the screenplay writer. Leavitt is famous for doing K-PAX and Blood Diamond.

The budget was announced for the film, as well. It is going to be a little above $100 million, meaning they have the budget to make a good film. With this talent behind it, I'm hoping it will be.

I am a bit skeptical to see how these two will treat the franchise. I loved both Moon and K-PAX, but those two movies are pretty far removed from what the World of Warcraft franchise is about. I look forward to what will come of this. At the very worst, hopefully it becomes a "so bad, it's good" kind of film.

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Published Jan. 31st 2013
  • Joseph Rowe
    Featured Columnist
    I'm surprised about that, too, especially no Joss Whedon. I'm pretty excited to see how this goes, though. If they go for a pretty serious, dramatic tale, I hope they choose a good period to set the movie and don't deviate too much from the established lore, if at all.
  • Ste Grainer
    Featured Correspondent
    What, no JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon? Actually, I really enjoyed Moon so this gives me some hope. They are two very different types of story, though, so it will be interesting to see how he handles it.

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