Duncan Jones will take the director's seat for Legendary Pictures' live-action World of Warcraft movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jones made his directorial debut with 2009's Moon, an independent sci-fi drama starring Sam Rockwell.
Moon its an amazing movie... I just can't imagine what would come out of this, World of Warcraft is not exactly a mature universe, or is it? I haven't consume any peripheral media outside the game.
As THR notes, Jones has leaped into the big leagues with the Warcraft job: the budget for the film is reportedly expected to be upwards of $100 million. (Source Code was made on a $35 million budget.) THR says that the film is expected to start in 2013 and debut in 2015 — which is now shaping up to be a big year in fantasy and sci-fi.
100 Million budget for a WOW movie, this whole thing seems like an Aprils fools joke. They took ages to get this going, its good to know that they were looking for the right people to do it.
What you guys think? I honestly don't care that much about WoW nowadays... but this might be actually cool.