In a piece of news that is sure to delight both film fans and gamers everywhere Duncan Jones has been tapped to direct an adaptation of the hugely successful online game World of Warcraft.
Duncan Jones so far has directed the excellent Moon (starring Sam Rockwell as a worker who finds that he is not alone on a supposedly uninhabited moonbase, and his surprise guest is – himself) and equally brilliant Source Code (Jake Gyllenhaal finds himself trapped on the same train with a bomb on it over and over again).
Legendary and Atlas Entertainment have tapped the director, with a planned release date of 2015 for Warcraft, but beyond that there is precious little information available – but you can expect updates on this one soon!
With World of Warcraft being such a huge environment, the biggest issue is likely to be what to cut out from all the potential storylines – but there is certainly not going to be a lack of a fanbase for this one. Here’s hoping that Duncan can do what he has managed to do best so far, combine intelligent ideas with fantastical elements to bring another great film to our screens.
Jones, a huge gaming fan himself, commented on twitter (@ManMadeMoon):
“So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. Ive always said its possible. Got to DO it now! ;)”
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