WARCRAFT MOVIE - Release date: June 10, 2016 - Director: Duncan Jones

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Metzen Discusses Warcraft Movie

warcraft-movie-news10When discussing the movie, Metzen says that they are still meeting with director Sam Raimi about putting ideas together on “what kind of story we want to tell, what do we want people to feel, what is the best way to look at this big franchise.” It seems like a lot of thought process is going into the WoW movie, but yet nothing has yet be decided upon.

Metzen talks about the conflict of how to go about making the movie remain true to the games but that the core experience would still remain on the game side. By saying “Oh, I get it that matches my expectations when I played”, Metzen wants fans to gain a certain feel from the movie through camera angles and other aspects that remind them of actually playing the game. The movie is still far from production and hopefully once the Hollywood side of production gets going the movie will become a real reality and that it won’t just become a big hyped up blockbuster failure.

Michele Morrow wants to play Sylvanas

divider-postmichele-morrowFor months there have been a few celebrities who have openly revealed in interviews they would love a role in the upcoming Warcraft movie , to be directed by Sam Raimi. The first one was Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), and now an actress has done so. A few days ago, Michele Morrow revealed to Fangoria during their interview her interest in the Warcraft film. I reached her to learn more about her career, and her interest in games. I was surprised to hear she is a guild leader in World of Warcraft and currently tackling Saurfang Jr. in the Icecrown Citadel.

The actress is in love with the story and characteristics of Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, the leader of the Forsaken, and she admits she would love to earn the role in the upcoming Warcraft film. That’s not just words. Her agency, L.A. Management will back her up once auditions are called by the production.

Michele Morrow has been actress in Basement Jack (2009), Bled (2009), The Seer (2007), True Love (2007), Alias (2006), Slaughterhouse of the Rising Sun (2005), Ashley’s Ashes (2009) and VideoDome Rent-O-Rama (2009) — among other films, especially Horror, Thriller and Drama films.

Warcraft movie script still not ready

divider-postWarcraft Movie just might get a real start after the Spider-Man 4 removed Sam Raimi from the project. Seems that Sam didnt like the script, and with Sam the main actor left the project too.

But thats not the important thing here, its important that now Sam might have time to jump in the Warcraft Project, it would be time that the project starts moving from spot thats been last 3 years.

But it seems that Sam wont just jump in the Warcraft project like we all would like to happen. Robert Rodat’s script might not be ready for him just yet, so Raimi will prolly go for some other projects before Warcraft.

“It’s in development,” the film’s executive producer Robert Tapert told iF Magazine. “We’re in the outline/story/script phase.”

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Oscar winining screenwriter Robert Rodat making script

divider-postDirector Sam Raimi, famous for his Evil Dead and Spider-Man films, is currently in pre-production on the WoW movie. He told MTV that rumors about the film being based on the Arthas: Rise of the Lich King novel are false.

Raimi confirmed that the story, which had previously been believed to be an adaptation of the book “Arthas: Rise of the Lich King” after the IMDB listing changed (it has since changed back), will actually be an original effort based in the universe of the popular online role-playing game. “We would choose… something that encompasses lands and characters and storylines, and we would be true to it. But our story may or may not be about one of those central characters.”

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Chris Metzen on the Warcraft Movie

warcraft-movie-news3GameSpy:You’ve just made the big announcement that Sam Raimi will be directing the Warcraft movie. You’re co-producing, so what are your thoughts on the announcement?

Chris Metzen, Vice President of Creative Development, Blizzard Entertainment:We’re all very, very excited about the announcement. We waited a long time to announce a director. We’ve been with Legendary for a number of years and we’ve jammed a lot of ideas, and we’ve waited for the right personalities, the right chemistry to come together. We’re really, really stoked that it finally has. It’s pretty surreal that we’ve finally made the announcement. It’s finally like, “It’s on, it’s official, here we go.” We’re just stoked to get it going and see this thing starting to take shape.

GameSpy: Was Sam Raimi one of the originally targeted directors?

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Warcraft movie screenwriter out of project

divider-postGary Whitta, the former editor-in-chief of PC Gamer who made waves last week when he announced that was “finished” with PC gaming after a hardware crash (only to later tell us that he since rethought his stance to neutral), has announced that he no longer the writer on the Warcraft movie. Whitta, in a post to the gaming forum Quarter To Three said that he had been working with Legendary Pictures and Blizzard for the past two years on the screenplay. However, with the announcement yesterday that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was taking over the project, Whitta revealed that he was no longer on the movie.

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IMDB info & rumors

divider-postIMDB info so far:

Directed by: 
Sam Raimi
 (Spiderman, Drag me to Hell)

Writing credits: 
Chris Metzen
 (Story writer and artist in Blizzard)

Produced by:
Joshua Donen (Drag me to Hell)
Alex Gartner (The Bank Job, Get Smart)
Jon Jashni (Ninja Assassin, The Hangover)
Michael Morhaime (WoW, Diablo 2, Starcraft)
Sam Raimi
Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Twelve Monkeys)
Paul Sams
Robert G. Tapert (Drag me to Hell, 30 Days of Night)
Thomas Tull (Watchmen, We are Marshall, 300)

Cast:
David Wenham – Arthas (rumored)
Mark Hildebrandt – Varian Wrynn (rumored)

Source – imdb.com