The World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online game holds a Guinness world record for being the most popular MMORPG by amount of subscribers. As of Oct. 2012, the game has over 10 million monthly subscribers. It’s no surprise that moviemakers want to turn the game into a feature film.
Duncan Jones, who was the director of Source Code in 2011, has been confirmed as the director for the new film. Duncan’s last film had an estimated budget of $32 million but went on to make $147 million worldwide. The WOW movie will reportedly have a budget of $100 million. Duncan seems to be the perfect director because he claims that turning a video game into a movie can be done.
The film set in the Warcraft universe is planned to use live-action but the details are still not known. It is unclear if the film will use techniques similar to those used in the movie Avatar, where live-action will be combined with computer generated graphics. Charles Leavitt who was the writer for Blood Diamond is writing the script for the upcoming Warcraft movie, which has a planned release for 2015.
Did you know that Duncan Jones is the son of the 1960’s singer David Bowie?