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Source Code director signs on for Legendary Pictures' Warcraft adaptation
Posted: 31.01.2013 13:10 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Blizzard's Warcraft will be brought to the silver screen by Duncan Jones, who has directed sci-fi films Moon and Source Code. He accepts the challenge of making a "proper MOVIE of a video game."

Charles Leavitt has penned the script for Warcraft, which is being kept very secret. Filming should begin in late 2013 for 2015 release. It's rumoured Johnny Depp might be involved.

The huge project is estimated to be around the $100 million mark, which is noticeably higher than Source Code, a time-travelling thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal that cost $35 million.

"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!" tweeted Duncan Jones.

Tracking Board claims that Warner Brothers is interested in Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp to take a role in Legendary Pictures' Warcraft. This is likely because of Depp's affinity with, erm, zany type characters such as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, The Mad Hatter and Sweeney Todd.
Source: VG247

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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 31, 2013
herodotus
Big jump from the small and niche titles of "Moon" (excellent Sci-Fi film all should see) and "Source Code (brilliantly executed story based on a thin but "Matrix"-like complicated plot) taking on "Warcraft:. We'll see. Just as long as Blizzard don't back-seat-drive and interfere too much, or perhaps that's the reason they chose such a director. Small name, big accomplishments that they can micro-manage.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 31, 2013
nocutius
This one actually has a chance of being an OK movie then.
Best case scenario: it will lead to a Starcraft movie :)
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Feb 01, 2013
Xyfer117
I'll believe its happening when it actually happens, they've been promising to make a Warcraft film for years now.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 01, 2013
herodotus
Don't forget, "It'll be finished when it's finished."
I'll wager the director quits at some point citing Blizzard's interference and micromanagement. I'll bet they're worse than Disney or George Lucas to work for.