Thursday, January 31, 2013

Duncan Jones in Directing World of Warcraft

The film adaptation of World of Warcraft has kept it's head above some choppy waters over the past few years. Beginning as a Sam Raimi helmed project that was penned by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) the progress quickly got off track when Raimi dropped out for The Great and Powerful Oz and the screenwriting job when to Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond).

Now it seems Warner Bros is serious and they've tapped Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones to the project and are planning to start production in Fall 2013. In addition to directing, Jones wrote both of his previous projects, so one assumes he’ll at least have a hand in the screenplay for World of Warcraft.  He won’t have a ton of time to prep, though, because apparently producers Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are eyeing a fall 2013 start date in order to make a hoped-for 2015 release date.  Yes, if all goes according to plan World of Warcraft may join the bounty of other ginormous movies (The Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Pirates 5, maybe Star Wars 7 and Justice League) that are scheduled to be released 2015.

P.S.- There is a rumour that Warner Bros wants Johnny Depp to star. This could be a ploy to get more press into the development of the movie or it could be wishful thinking from the casting department. Either way, in my opinion, this is not a Depp film.

-Daniel, Jedi Editor


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