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


Thomas Tull talks about Warcraft movie

divider-postthomas-tullSo how do you make a good movie based on a video game?  According to Tull, forget that it’s a video game and focus on the story.  He acknowledges that it was much tougher to make movies based on classic games like Pong, but now they have the ability to tell great stories because video game plotlines have vastly improved in the past several years:

“I think first of all is to lose the fact that it’s a videogame movie and just concentrate on do you have a story that’s worth telling? Because if you look back to the 80’s, comic book movies were not anywhere near what they are today. They weren’t given the resources and you didn’t have the level of directors that you have today working on these things. I think with videogames it’s just become much more sophisticated storytelling, hard to do a movie off of Pong, but today when you have stuff like Mass Effect, you have things like Warcraft, you have things like Skyrim where very cool worlds have been created, that’s what we’re attracted to. We took our time with Warcraft because just saying “How many people play the game? Well then that means X number of people will buy a ticket.” That’s a death trap, that’s the surest way to make a crap movie, and that’s not an option. So we took our time wanted to make sure that we used all the canon that’s been built up over years and years by Blizzard.”

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Sam Raimi on why he left the WoW movie project

divider-postsam-raimiYou’re no longer attached to the World of Warcraft movie, and now Duncan Jones is making it.

I loved his movie Moon, and I think he’s a strikingly talented director. I bet that if anyone can do a great job with it, it’s him. 

What was the biggest obstacle on that project?

Robert Rodat was working on the script, and it was taking a long time. I think they were getting a little antsy at Legendary, the production company. Actually, what happened was even more complicated, so let me go back a little bit. First, they asked me if I wanted to make it, and I said, “Yes, I love World of Warcraft, and I think it would make a great picture.” So I read a screenplay they had that was written by the guys at Blizzard, and it didn’t quite work for me. I told them I wanted to make my own original story with Robert, so we pitched it to Legendary and they accepted it, and then we pitched it to Blizzard, and they had reservations, but they accepted it.

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Raimi no more

divider-postsam-raimiAfter many months of no information that is directly connected with Warcraft movie production, finally something. It seems that Sam Raimi is not directing WoW movie anymore. Even though there wasnt any offical statement from Legendary Pictures about change in director, if there is a smoke, there must be a fire somewhere also 🙂

After Sam Raimi’s press conference for the Oz: The Great and Powerful at San Diego Comic-Con, CraveOnline was able to go right up to Raimi for a follow-up question.

“Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director,” Raimi said. “They had to start making it.”

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One of those days…

divider-post…when a Blizzard employee said something about WoW movie progress in last…few years I think 😀


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Mila Kunis in WoW Movie

divider-postmila-kunisThere have been a lot of stories going around about the World of Warcraft movie from who will be directing the project, to who will be starring in it. It was initially claimed that Sam Raimi would be at the helm but since he left to do his Wizard of Oz prequel it was believed he would no longer be involved.

James Cameron was the next name to be suggested, however he seems to be very busy with his Avatar sequels, so that now looks unlikely. Then there were claims thatMark Hildenbrandt would be set to star as Varian Wrynn and that is looking ever more likely.

Now it has been suggested that Friends With Benefits actress Mila Kunis is set to appear in World of Warcraft movie. It is believed that Mila will play the character Valeera Sanguinar but there have also been rumours that she could play Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

Source – fansshare.com

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