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Personally, I was surprised by this pick since Jones is better known for sci-fi than fantasy. Would this filmmaker who stood out with a mind-bending low-budget space drama be a good choice for a presumably special effects heavy fantasy epic? Sure, with 2011's Source Code Jones showed he could handle action sequences, but is he ready to deliver on the high expectations WoW lovers are sure to bring to this movie?
Jones has become a favorite among sci-fi fans in recent years, thanks to the inventive takes on the genre in Moon and Source Code and his lively Twitter feed, where he confirmed the news by saying "So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game
In the long history of movie studios trying to turn video games into feature films, World of Warcraft-- along with Halo maybe-- has been one of the biggest white whales. As far back as 2006 we were reporting on plans for a film adaptation of the hugely popular role-playing game
Bad news WoW enthusiasts, Sam Raimi will not be directing the long in-development movie adaptation of sprawling online role playing game World of Warcraft. Of course, this may come as little surprise as the last update on the proposed movie came at Comic Con 2010, where Blizzard Entertainment, the game's publisher, offered weak hope saying the film was still in the "treatment stage."
Blizzard Entertainment boss Chris Metzen offered an update on the project today at Comic Con and he says the film is still in the “treatment stage”
Since being dissed by Sony back in January when he was let go from the Spider-Man franchise, Sam Raimi has been a busy man. In addition to World of Warcraft, which is
If I were to honestly guess, I'd say even Sam Raimi doesn't know exactly what he's going to do next. He obviously had other plans in line when Spider-Man 4 fell apart last week, but let's give the guy a break
Now that Sam Raimi’s off Spider-Man, he has plenty of free time. He may use that free time to get serious about Warcraft. No, he’s not playing it, except maybe as research. Last summer it was
Call Pepsi and have them start mass producing unprecedented amounts of Mountain Dew Code Red because Sam Raimi's Warcraft is only a few steps away from hitting level 80 and heading into the hardest end game heroic dungeon of all....DEVELOPMENT! Scary right? Well, Raimi has just acquired a new set of epic level gloves (AKA a writer) for his upcoming video game adaptation in the form of Robert Rodat.
Warner Bros. long talked about movie adaptation of the popular Blizzard game franchise Warcraft just got serious. They’ve hired Sam Raimi to direct it. Wait a minute, you ask, isn’t he directing Spider-Man 4? Yep, but Raimi thinks he can do two things at once
I still think it’s insane to try and make a movie out of a game with no actual plot structure, but the rumors of World of Warcraft’s impending transition to the world of feature film refuse to die. This time, they’re being spread by Mike Morhaime, president of World of Warcraft game maker Blizzard
There’s no debating that online role-playing games are addictive and have a huge audience. But will those factors build an audience for the upcoming World of Warcraft movie adaptation? To me, it depends upon how much Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the games, is involved.
Sometimes a rumor hits the internet that’s beyond belief. For instance just about anything involving George Lucas is usually a lie. And whenever you hear a big name director has been attached to a genre project that’s way beneath his notice, that’s usually bollux too. That’s probably the case with this rumor, but we’ll report it anyway. Steven Spielberg may be directing the upcoming World of Warcraft movie adaptation
World of Warcraft is coming soon to a theater near you. Will massively multiplayer online role playing game addicts tear themselves away from their computers long enough to see it? Most of them don’t know the outside world exists. Leaving their house to visit a movie theater might be kind of a shock. They might even spend time with their kids!