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Duncan Jones Taking Reins of World of Warcraft Movie

The Moon and Source Code director will be picking up where Sam Raimi left off.

Jones on set.

Of all the current video game movies kind of/sort of in development in Hollywood, few have seemed less likely to actually get off the ground than the often spoken of World of Warcraft movie. After Spider-Man and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi had initially been tagged as the film's director, the project more or less went into hibernation, until production company Legendary Pictures grabbed Charles Leavitt's screenplay back and began searching for a new director. Now, apparently, it has found one.

Duncan Jones, the 41-year-old director of recent sci-fi highlights Moon and Source Code, has signed on to oversee the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This will be a considerable step up in terms of budget for Jones, who is expected to have in the range of $100 million to make the movie.

Legendary has kept Leavitt's script extremely close to the vest, so it's tough to assume much of anything about the project at this point. Still, Jones' involvement is at least an encouraging thing, given his active and outspoken interest in video games.

Legendary is currently planning on beginning shooting this year, with a 2015 release date. We'll see if that sticks. Or if this even happens at all. Because video game movies, you know?

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Posted by redgonzo

Moon was ok, haven't seen Source Code, also kind of zero excitement for this all watch it cause I watch most things but meh...

Posted by PenguinDust

Is there such a thing as "vaporware" for movies? I'll believe it when I see it.

Posted by graf1k

I really liked Moon, although I wasn't as blown away by it as a lot of critics seem to have been, and Source Code was kind of okay. Personally, I think Raimi is highly overrated and hasn't made a good movie since A Simple Plan so this seems like a positive development to me, but I just really don't give a shit about WoW or a WoW movie so I'm still not interested. Wouldn't mind getting a percentage of the gross though as I bet if this movie ever gets made it's going to shit money literally everywhere.

Posted by spraynardtatum

What if it's just a drama written by Aaron Sorkin about the making of WoW?

Posted by ScubingSteve

If this does actually come out I will be suprised.

Posted by farmer100eagle