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World of Warcraft movie to premier December 2015

by Stephanie Duchenne (Panda McBearface)  Posted Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:51:00 AM


Blizzard Entertainment has (rather excitingly) confirmed that the World of Warcraft movie will be released in theatres on 18th December 2015.


The film is to be directed by Duncan Jones, the man behind Moon (which freaked me out rather a lot if I remember correctly) and Source Code. states that the director is considering actors such as Colin Farrell, Paul Dano and Anton Yelchin for lead roles.

Charles Leavitt, the script writer behind K-pax has authored the most recent version of the film’s script. No one is entirely sure what the film’s plot consists of, but it’s suggested that it will feature “time travel and alien worlds.”

Director Duncan Jones said the following:

"The opportunity to do something like Warcraft is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. You hope that you're going to get the chance to make films where you really get to delve into fantasy…And with Warcraft, I actually get to create a world and there's not that many filmmakers who get the chance to start from scratch and build something that big. I know how lucky I am and I am so excited to do it."

A World of Warcraft movie has officially been in the pipeline since 2006, when it was announced at the E3 expo. At the time, Spiderman director Sam Raimi was to be the man in charge; but he later dropped out of the deal, saying that Blizzard had mismanaged the film. The company let Raimi and his writers work on a revised version of a script (they didn’t like the first draft) for 9 months before telling them that the second draft was taking too long.

The film is believed to have a budget exceeding $100 million and will begin production in January next year.

Here is the official teaser trailer as shown at Comic-Con in San Diego this year:


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