Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WoW - will there ever be a movie?!

World of Warcraft, massively multiplayer online role playing game that captured the hearts of literally millions (20 million daily players world wide in its glory days) of people world wide, whom daily log in to an virtual world named Warcraft and fight through their avatars against or with each other. World of Warcraft was first released in November 2004 and today, after 4 expansions (The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria) this game still remains 8.7 million daily subscribers. The strength of this game lies in its compelling and hugely complex storyline and the amazing ability to create stunning game cinematics.

Yet, Blizzard, the company behind this game and creators of more amazing franchises such as: Diablo and Starcraft announced that the number of subscribers dropped in the first quarter of 2013 by 14%. It is just about time to create a movie from this amazing game. Planning started already few years ago, however directors are tossing World of Warcraft movie like a hot potato. After Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi decided to drop from the movie, recent information say that the director whom is also David Bowie's son - Duncan Jones is going to direct the World of Warcraft movie. His previous movies were 'Moon' and 'Source Code'. 

It is about time to start shooting so the actual players of the game would still be alive. Legendary Pictures producer Charles Roven confirmed for SlashFilm that they are ready: "First quarter 2014 we are going to shoot that movie." Release date is planned for 2015. Crossed fingers!!!

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