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Duncan Jones is Going to Direct the Warcraft Movie

Written by Royal Nonesuch on Thursday, January 31 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Duncan Jones is Going to Direct the Warcraft Movie

The writer-director of Moon will helm the big screen battles of orcs and knights.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Blizzard Entertainment, the video game publisher known for such hits as Starcraft and Diablo, has been trying for some time to get a movie based on their signature franchise Warcraft off the ground.  For a while, Sam Raimi was supposed to direct the thing, but that didn't work out.

Now, according exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter, Duncan Jones, the erstwhile Zowie Bowie who is the writer-director of 2009's science fiction indie hit Moon (and the director of 2011's, less interesting but still not too bad Source Code) is going to take on the Warcraft movie. The film will be co-producec by Legendary Pictures and Blizzard. The budget is supposedly somewhere around $100 million, and should feature many intense battle scenes of orcs attacking cities human cities, but hopefully turns out to be a strong character piece about grunts whose sole purpose in life is to chop down trees and build a barracks. 


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