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World of Warcraft’s Movie Has Actors

Unless something goes horribly wrong, this film's happening.

We don’t report on video game movies very often at Giant Bomb because almost none of them actually go into production. Do you really think Hollywood's going to make a Shadow of the Colossus movie? But World of Warcraft is a movie that seems like it's going to get shot, and casting’s now been announced.

While their roles have not yet been announced, we can been imagining orcs and humans and swords and magic:

  • Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Six Feet Under)
  • Travis Fimmel (Vikings)
  • Paula Patton (Precious, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol)
  • Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
  • Rob Kazinsky (True Blood, Pacific Rim)
  • Dominic Cooper (Captain America, My Week With Marilyn)

The World of Warcraft film, to be directed by Moon and Source Code’s Duncan Jones, was recently delayed from December 2015 to March 2016, thanks to Star Wars hustling its way in.

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Posted by Szlifier

WOW.

Posted by SeanFoster

Duncan Jones as Director makes it hard for me to ignore this movie.

Posted by TheThirdRLM
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Posted by Atwa

Wait Ben Foster will be leading actor?

uuuuuuhh

Edited by tanjamwil

Travis Fimmel looks pretty Arthas-y to me

Edited by Pr1mus

Everywhere it keeps saying World of Warcraft but they've said multiple times this was focusing on the Warcraft 1/2 era of Orcs vs Humans. Also IMDB just lists this as Warcraft.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Until now, I thought they'd let Siri and Microsoft Sam do voice-overs for all the in-game models.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Zhuk Zhuk

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Posted by Budwyzer

Yeah! Let's do this! It's not like I'm tired of the Warcraft universe after 5 years of playing WoW or anything. I'm in for ten!

How about a Diablo movie and it could just be 3 hours of watching a Barbarian smash walking skeletons with an axe, and then looting their corpses. Slamming Red Bull when he gets hurt.

Then he meets up with a wizard, who needs lots of mana. And where does mana come from? Blue meth, that's where. So this wizard, he isn't really all there anymore. But goddamn, his firewall spell, fucking epic.

Edited by chiablo

Duncan Jones as Director makes it hard for me to ignore this movie.

This means that the whole movie will actually be about a person who plays World of Warcraft, alone in his room.

Posted by Christoffer

Never heard of 'em

Posted by Turkalurch

I have this feeling this movie is going to be gritty and dark now.

Posted by OriginalGman

By the Makers!

Posted by Blair

Somewhere in the Universe, Ryan is happily at peace with the fact that he doesn't have to do another episode of TANG.

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@chiablo said:

@seanfoster said:

Duncan Jones as Director makes it hard for me to ignore this movie.

This means that the whole movie will actually be about a person who plays World of Warcraft, alone in his room.

Doomed to do the same dungeon over and over and over!

Posted by Nightriff

Never heard of these actors. Telling me they can't get Jeff Bridges to play....something in it?

Posted by Yummylee

@chiablo said:

@seanfoster said:

Duncan Jones as Director makes it hard for me to ignore this movie.

This means that the whole movie will actually be about a person who plays World of Warcraft, alone in his room.

Doomed to do the same dungeon over and over and over!

And is eventually revealed that he's been in the middle of a corpse run the entire time!

Edited by EternalHaV0C

Does anyone even care anymore? Seems like they have been talking about making this movie forever.

Posted by crusader8463

I would love to see the story follow a Tauren character. Love the idea of a giant cow being a leading role in a giant hollywood blockbuster movie.

Posted by Dilbyo

never heard of them. incoming flop

Edited by joshwent

Never heard of 'em

Which makes me so much more interested in this.

Edited by RedRoach

@i_stay_puft: hey woah hey hey woah now....

it's zhug zhug

Posted by TurboMan

Only reason I'll watch this is because I have full faith in Duncan Jones. Watch Moon if you haven't.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

@redroach said:

@i_stay_puft: hey woah hey hey woah now....

it's zhug zhug

Whoa there buddy... Not sure what dark portal you came from but...

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Posted by Sessh

Still disappointed they couldn't get Uwe Boll to direct what is definitely gonna be a cinematic masterpiece.

Posted by forkboy

So I mean this should be terrible, but so far Duncan Jones is hitting at a really good rate, 2 excellent movies, one of which was one of the best sci-fi films of the decade. So I guess I can't just shit on the idea but have to wait & see.

Posted by dannyodwyer

The hot guy from Mamma Mia???

SOLD!

Posted by blacklab

I want to say this is going to blow...but Duncan Jones. It's a weird fit.

Posted by Yummylee

Wait a minute... Kazinski, as in Eastenders Kazinski?! Pahahaha, wow. Haven't seen much of his work, but hey, good on him for actually getting out of there instead of finding himself stuck in for life.

Posted by Nephrahim

I know this is just me being too much an attention to detail, but I think it's funny Klepek lifted two Wrath of the Lich King screenshots for a game that will most likely have nothing to do with it, and is also an expansion from 3 or 4 years ago.

Then again I guess he might not know that since he's never played!

Edited by wumbo3000

Duncan Jones is an awesome director and all, but there's this nagging feeling in my head that this movie's going to follow the same trend as every other video game movie. Hope I'm wrong!

Posted by cannedstingray

WTF is with the sentence, "We can been imagining" is that referencing some meme that i'm not aware of? Or is that just another of Kleptok's fancy ways of talking?

Posted by Saganomics

Werner Herzog presents Everquest: The Motion Picture

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Posted by TowerSixteen

"Unless something goes horribly wrong, this film's happening"

Of course, the odds that this movie won't be something horribly wrong as well approaches zero...

Posted by Shaanyboi

I believe in Duncan Jones.

Posted by punkxblaze

Is it terrible that I'd actually like to see a Starcraft movie?

Edited by AngriGhandi

I maintain my view that this movie is never actually coming out.

I know they've got a director (again). I know they've got actors (even though they aren't big stars). I'm sure they've had at least three or four screenplays by this point! All this is true.

But they are planning on releasing a World of Warcraft movie in fucking 2016.

At some point, someone is going to realize how completely out of touch that idea is with any kind of cultural reality.

Posted by chupon

Travis Fimmel is pretty good as Ragnar in Vikings.

Rob Kazinsky was good as Warlow on True Blood, even if the show got a little weird.

Edited by myslead

well I don't see any way this could go wrong.

Edited by Phished0ne

Its not a World Of Warcraft movie. Its a movie set in the world of warcraft. That is an important distinction to make, a World Of Warcraft movie would be some crazy Last Starfighter-esque movie where a kid plays so much WOW he gets sucked into the game and has to mine ore for the rest of his life. The movie is a retelling of the story of Warcraft/Warcraft 2.

Posted by Nime

Ben Foster has come a long way since Freaks and Geeks.

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Posted by FoxMulder

Played WoW for a few months, but I'm not too big a fan of it. I'll see this mostly because Duncan Jones is a fantastic filmmaker.

Edited by zeekthegeek

Note Patrick, you keep saying 'World of Warcraft movie' but it's actually just Warcraft, and is based on the plot of the first game.

And yeah, this is a sure thing for at least being filmed now. Sets are being built in Vancouver. Actual actors are being signed and extras casting has been active here. The furthest Raimi got was saying Raimi was attached.

Posted by demonbear

@tanjamwil: they already said this movie is not about Arthas. Its about the events of Warcraft 1. Anduin Lothar for the Humans, Durotan for the orcs they said.

Posted by Bones8677

There have been TONS of movies that have had directors and stars attached, and even filmed, but have fallen to utter ruin. I'll wait for a trailer before fully accepting that this movie is an actual thing.

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Edited by crithon

a safe cast, nothing like Scott Bakula as the voice in source code.... as much as everyone might gripe I'm reminded how Poorly the Xmen films are because Halle Berry demands so much for the Xmen films and she's the laughing stock out of them. So yes, big names do ruin somewhat modest productions.

Posted by GunsAreDrawn

I thought Moon was brilliant but I also thought Source Code was generic as hell. This will probably be a mix of both, but I'm looking forward to see how this actually turns out.

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