UPDATE: MOON Director Duncan Jones Set To Helm WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie

<font color="red">UPDATE:</font> MOON Director Duncan Jones Set To Helm WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie

If you have been waiting for some news regarding the big screen adaptation of World of Warcraft, or you just can't wait for another big fantasy epic, then this is for you. Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones will helm the film for Legendary Pictures. More after the jump...


Millions of fans of the popular video game have been patiently waiting to see a film based on the big Blizzard property. Warner Brothers hired Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt to pen the script a while back, but we heard nothing since. Well, here some great news -- Duncan Jones, best known for directing films such as Moon and Source Code, is set to helm Warcraft for Legendary Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:

"The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall 2013 start and a 2015 release. Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce on behalf of their production company, Liberty Films. Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard."
UPDATE: According to Tracking-Board.com, WB is looking for Johnny Depp to star in the film. Nothing is confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt for now:

"Warner Bros. may be making strides in the right direction with its long gestating WARCRAFT film, as there is interest for Johnny Depp to star."
Pretty great news, I must say. Jones is a brilliant director, and he proved that with two smart science fiction films (mentioned above). With a planned 2015 release date, that year just got even more awesome. What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to the film?



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charbelelnasr - 1/30/2013, 4:35 PM
2015 release, so it's the Hobbit replacement.
Hellsing - 1/30/2013, 4:43 PM
Finally Duncan Jones gets big ass project, now go make david bowie proud. Honestly never had any intrest Warcraft but I am certainly inyrigued by Duncan Jones being attached.
Durf - 1/30/2013, 4:46 PM
Interesting. Never really got into WOW, but I do realize that there is great potential for an epic movie in it. We shall see
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 4:46 PM
Wow! Get it?

This is kinda' badass actually.
third3ye - 1/30/2013, 4:47 PM
ANOTHER 2015 release? C'mon!
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 4:48 PM
@Dorf on golf.., kidding Durf

Same.., but the trailer alone for Lych King(?) was impressive.
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 4:51 PM
@Hellsing

Exactly. I can't wait to see what he does with a huge budget. I dig Wowie Bowie and some of his dad's music.., do I need to say? From Ziggy Stardust even up through the early '90's. I actually liked "White tie, Black Noise." Man it's been years.
Marqy - 1/30/2013, 4:54 PM
Havent played the game for a few years now .. but news like this make me wanna .. NO ! MUST RESIST TEMPTATION !
MarkV - 1/30/2013, 4:56 PM
WoW is so last year. What a yawn.
Hellsing - 1/30/2013, 4:56 PM
Looks like the worlds going end in 2015 due to it not being able handle that many blockbusters, not complaining though I'm gonna watch all of them thats a gurantee, well maybe not Pirates 5.
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/30/2013, 5:03 PM
Oh Cool Duncan Jones........Johnny depp....and they lost me
Durf - 1/30/2013, 5:03 PM
@dwaynejohn...[frick] it: yeah, that was an epic trailer
Pau1y - 1/30/2013, 5:04 PM
Duncan Jones was my choice for Star Wars. I did not expect this to be his next movie.
marckos - 1/30/2013, 5:06 PM
Duncan Jones was my choice for Star Wars too.
Hellsing - 1/30/2013, 5:07 PM
The dudes an avid gamer and a brilliant director so the rumours of Deep being eyed by the studio doesn't bother me i'm sure he can reign in Deeps performance IF this rumour is true.
mk - 1/30/2013, 5:15 PM
[frick] sake depp again? They can just put an unknown actor that can act cause this is a sure hit right away. High chance to beat avatar in worldwide box office too
95 - 1/30/2013, 5:15 PM
He deserves it. Not my immediate choice for WoW, but he deserves his own big franchise. This is surprising news.
95 - 1/30/2013, 5:16 PM
Depp is a solid choice. He makes the worst movies watchable, for me.
cmax - 1/30/2013, 5:16 PM
Yo.... Johnny Depp as Arthas.... could be actually [frick]in sick!
Areajerm - 1/30/2013, 5:30 PM
"High chance to beat avatar in worldwide box office too"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Yea good luck with that one pal
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/30/2013, 5:32 PM
This movie well be like the detox album from Dr. Dre....it will never be release. If it does please do great for both fans who ran both side from the alliance and horde.
TruePunishment - 1/30/2013, 5:32 PM
Has there been a movie in the past five years Depp hasn't been rumored for?
mk - 1/30/2013, 5:46 PM
@areajerm

it is possible.. it still has millions of people playing it. Never liked the game cause it was boring as [frick] but i'd sure see it since i enjoyed warcraft 3
DelTorite - 1/30/2013, 5:53 PM
I'd rather have Duncan Jones directing the Mass Effect movie. I lost my faith in the WC franchise long time ago...
Silentman - 1/30/2013, 6:02 PM
Finally Duncan Jones is making something again. Moon was brilliant and Source Code was just a great fun movie. I'm excited more for him than for it being a Warcraft movie.
HavocPrime - 1/30/2013, 6:13 PM
@SaintSpidey67Re

He was but he dropped out for some reason.

Really good choice for a director, hope this film does great.
StephenStrange - 1/30/2013, 6:16 PM
I don't play, but I hope they include all the neat races and lands and such...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/30/2013, 6:18 PM
LMFAO!!!!! WOW is soooooo lame
BaneFTW - 1/30/2013, 6:18 PM
Johnny Depp would make a pretty cute Lady Sylvanas... other than that, I can't think where he'd fit in that world's lore.

Leeroy Jenkins... maybe?
RSDhillon - 1/30/2013, 6:21 PM
I've been waiting for this for YEARS.
The only thing I DON'T like is that it's about some new human character. How hard would it be to make movies out of the Warcraft games! They had kick-ass stories and great characters!
Nick56 - 1/30/2013, 6:39 PM
I would rather have Duncan Jones direct anything than this...how about Justice League
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 6:41 PM
Jones and Vaughn were my contenders as well.
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 6:42 PM
Bird was until he stated his next project and Johnson was the wild card: "Wild card, bitches!!!" :-P
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 6:43 PM
Charlie frickin' Day
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 6:46 PM
@SuspenseSmith

Good suggestion!
mattattack - 1/30/2013, 6:48 PM
Lame.
Darkhaven - 1/30/2013, 7:01 PM
Did I seriously just read that the WB made the World of Warcraft movie official BEFORE the JLA? Dude.
SCURVYDOG619 - 1/30/2013, 7:01 PM
If Raimi was still directing this,Bruce Campnell would have been Leeroy Jenkins.

Damn you,Raimi,for dropping out!
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/30/2013, 7:13 PM
Let's see how assassins creed does first. Is it me or is the video game movie industry picking up? Come on assassins creed don't let us down! Rian Johnson or nolan to direct
marvel72 - 1/30/2013, 7:15 PM
2015 is shaping up to be the greatest year in cinema ever!
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