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

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Blizzard finally announced the director

divider-postAfter only 2 years since any useful info was posted by Blizzard, it happend. We got the director 🙂

sam-raimiBlizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative filmmaking style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night. He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, Drag Me To Hell.

“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” said Raimi. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”

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Wrath of the Lich King – Cinematic Trailer

wrathIn the lack of any actual movie content I will put atleast something that is movie like. Its new cinematic intro for Blizzard World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King. In other words awesome, what else to say about this imba cinematic.

BlizzCon 2008

divider-postSo BlizzCon finished, everyone was expecting something new about the movie and we got nothing.

Seriously, someone asked one of the Blizz staff about the movie and only thing he said was they are making it, and if he says anything more they will kill him.

Who knows what happend with the poor bloke, maybe BSS (Blizzard Secret Service) did something to him after all 😉

But is it only me or Blizz is taking this just little too far, or they are not really that much in the movie yet so makes sense to tell nothing cuz there is nothing yet.
And on IMDB it says movie going out in 2009. – strange are the ways of Blizz 🙂

Uwe Boll and Warcraft Movie

divider-postWhatever else negative you can say about Uwe Boll, one thing you can’t criticize him on is his strong love for video games. I mean, there may be over 200,000 signatures on an online petition asking that he stop making movies, but he clearly loves the gamer market, and at least goes into each project hoping to make good films for that fanboy community.

Right? Right?!?

“You go for it, to please the game fans, but on the other hand if you have the hard core gamers, they live in their own world. And you cannot fulfill their ideas from a video game based movie, it’s impossible,” Boll recently told MTV News. “And to be honest, the real gamers are the typical download guys, right? They don’t pay anything for movies, because they illegally download the movies. So why I should please these guys? I need the normal audience.”

That’s the Uwe Boll I know and love – the Uwe Boll who’ll criticize even his most ardent followers. God bless you, sir.

But if you’re not going to make a faithful adaptation, why make an adaptation at all? Apparently, the folks over at Blizzard wonder the same thing, since they practically laughed Boll out of their offices when he approached them about making a World of Warcraft adaptation, the director confessed.

“I got in contact with Paul Sams of Blizzard, and he said, ‘We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you,’” Boll revealed. “Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.”

A bad movie! He called his hypothetical adaptation bad. Awesome.

Warcraft Lore Cinematics

warcraft-movie-news7Nothing new from Blizz about the movie but just to something new on the web page. Someone ppl on YT made a nice collection of Warcraft Cinematics from WC3 and WoW so I put them all in Videos part of site to actualy have something there 🙂

Its a nice way to catch up on some historical events if you are new the the whole Warcraft Lore and for those who already seen the cinematics and know the lore to remember how we came to this point in WoW 😉

Blizzcon 2007 and Warcraft the Movie

divider-postWell finaly something solid about movie. On this years Blizzcon lots of juicy details came out in a conference talk between few main people in the project. First thing is that the movie is scheduled to go live during 2009. but because at this moment not cast or the director is chosen, i think late 2009. prolly 🙂

Second, the movie will be big, huge and even epic, budget is $100mil with a + prolly because Blizzard is known to do their projects perfect. The story will happen about a year before World of Warcraft story (game time ofc) and it will focused on what the whole Warcraft is all about – conflict between Orcs and Humans. There will be new hero introduced, a badass hero they said with a theme of conflict and culture. The movie will be more of War movie then a quest one from the Alliance perspective, so we can expect a badass battle too. We will see races and characters already known through the game story.

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Thomas Tull discusses film’s progress

divider-postSpeaking at the Hollywood and Game summit keynote, Thomas Tull (Legendary Pictures Chairman) gave some new information regarding the Warcraft live action movie, ensuring everyone that the movie will be dealt with as necessary.

He begins, “We’re doing World of Warcraft, and making it into a movie. I have very strong feelings — from the movie side — that making movies based on games just because they sold well is a really bad idea. There’ve been some like that that weren’t up to snuff just out of the gate. It doesn’t matter to us if it’s based on a graphic novel like [Frank Miller’s] 300, or a TV show – if there’s a great universe and story, that’s what’s interesting to us.

In the following Question and Answer session Tull stated that Legendary and Blizzard are working very closely together to get the storyline perfect by pinpointing what makes up the essence of the Warcraft universe:

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