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wOw - live action movie gets director and budget!

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

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With two critically acclaimed, small-to-medium budget sci-fi movies under his belt, Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon) is seemingly headed to the big-time with the announcement that he will be directing Legendary Pictures’ big-budget live-action adaptation of the popular MMO game World of Warcraft.
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The WoW movie is expected to have a budget upwards of $100 million — for some context, the budget for the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, was $93 million – by far the biggest project that Jones has tackled to date. His last movie, 2011′s Source Code, had a budget of $32 million according to Box Office Mojo, while his debut, Moon, cost just around $1 million

http://www.wired.com...ft-movie-jones/

Anyone want to take a guess or speculate at the script? Is there anything you WoW players *DEMAND* must be in there?

It looks like Penny Arcade threw their two cents in - a "fish out of water" teen adventure romp.
http://www.penny-arc...omic/2013/02/01

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Iwill not watch withoout inclusion of chinese gold farmers.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Unless there are night elf chicks bouncing like silicon super balls...
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

You know there's a problem when you've green lit a project, got a director, and a budget... but you haven't written the screenplay yet.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Good or bad, my wife an I will be looking forward to watching it.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 01 February 2013 - 12:16 PM, said:

You know there's a problem when you've green lit a project, got a director, and a budget... but you haven't written the screenplay yet.

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Because of the sprawling, massively de-centralized nature of MMOs as a genre, any World of Warcraft movie faces an additional problem: There’s no central narrative for the movie to adapt. A script for the movie already exists, written by Charles Leavitt, best-known for his 2006 Blood Diamond script and 2001 adaptation of Gene Brewer’s novel K-Pax, but Legendary has so far kept plot details under wraps.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

I think it wouldn't be realistic unless characters occasionally change their personality completely when someone sells them to another player.

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Because of the sprawling, massively de-centralized nature of MMOs as a genre, any World of Warcraft movie faces an additional problem: There’s no central narrative for the movie to adapt.


Seen any movies lately? This is not a problem.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

So..
Moon Bloodgood as a night elf.
Christian Bale as some necro-thingy/big bad
ving rhames as a minatour..
tobey maguire as an elf
george cloony as whatever gruff human merc/thief that is the diamond in the rough and has a heart of gold.
daniel radcliffe as a wise crack'n mount
Selena Gomez as a gnome/dwarf
The Rock dwarf
Morgan Freeman as what ever king to give the epic quest.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 01 February 2013 - 02:36 PM, said:

Morgan Freeman as what ever king to give the epic quest.

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Assuming they go the Alliance is good, and humans are awesome route.


(if they're smart they'll make both factions work together as to not piss off loyalists)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

I think the knee-jerk reactions to this movie by die-hard WoW fans will be more entertaining than the actual film.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Hopefully some 'a head of the curve' film student is swinging through all the cons filming reactions, outrage, and tributes... Then disburse the awesome metafilm on the 100million film.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 01 February 2013 - 02:36 PM, said:

tobey maguire as an elf


No, no, no, Tobey is clearly a gnome. Kirsten Dunst could be an elf. Willem Dafoe is obviously undead. ( Yeah, the cast from Spiderman just jumped into my head. )

Now, if Snoop Dog was a troll ( because they're all faux rastas ) it would worth it for that alone.

Seriously, it will be as unmemorable as most of the Marvel movies and probably do just as well in the box office.

I agree that more fun will probably be had just listening to diehards belly ache about it.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

I've wanted a WoW movie for a while, but I have a terrible feeling it will end up like the Dragonball movie or the Avatar the Last Airbender.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

At least it's not Uwe Boll...
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

No. It could be worse. It could be Dungeons and Dragons, the movie.
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