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Blizzard says they're waiting for James Cameron for their Starcraft film

08.31.2010by:

It's an inevitable fact that everything that currently exists in pop culture will someday be a movie. Whether that's old films, TV shows, books, board games, toys or cereal box characters, chances are you will see it adapted into a film at some point in your lifespan.

One place being mined for movies like no other has been the video game industry, and with even shitty titles like KANE AND LYNCH getting their own films, complete with A-list casts, you have to wonder why some properties, like say, the massively popular Starcraft series have been passed over so far. Well, it's called not selling out, and it seems to be the developers choice at the moment.

"We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners," Blizzard's Rob Pardo told MTV Multiplayer. "We probably could have made a [StarCraft] movie or something on TV years and years ago, but it's really important to us that we find creative people that are really talented but also really excited about our properties. That's always been the challenge for us. I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, 'You want to make a StarCraft movie?' we'd probably sign that."

So Blizzard is open to the idea, as they should be, Starcraft could potentially be an amazing film, but they're waiting for the proper level of talent to become interested. I highly doubt James (sorry "Jim" as every industry insider likes to say) Cameron would ever consider such an endeavor, as the man is usually known for creating his own original content, though I can't help but wish he'd make a STARCRAFT trilogy rather than an AVATAR one. That universe is just so much cooler, and I think has far more potential than Pandora's rainbow colored world. Don't you think?

Extra Tidbit: I'm still unsure if Sam Raimi is the appropriate match for the WORLD OF WARCRAFT movie, but I'll give him a shot.
Source: MTV

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11:48PM on 09/01/2010
Cameron was actually thanked in the credits of the first Star Craft.
Cameron was actually thanked in the credits of the first Star Craft.
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9:07PM on 08/31/2010

Not Cameron

If a Starcraft movie were to be made, I'd like to see JJ Abrams in the directors chair. That just seems to be a perfect fit.
If a Starcraft movie were to be made, I'd like to see JJ Abrams in the directors chair. That just seems to be a perfect fit.
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7:38PM on 08/31/2010
No offense Blizzard, but I get the feeling Cameron believes he's above a videogame adaption at this point.
No offense Blizzard, but I get the feeling Cameron believes he's above a videogame adaption at this point.
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7:17PM on 08/31/2010

Battle Angel

Battle Angel Battle Angel Alita GUNNM Gally the Killer Angel. Battle Angel Battle Angel Battle Angel Battle Angel. I do NOT want to hear Cameron's name again unless it's grinding up against the words BATTLE and ANGEL.
Battle Angel Battle Angel Alita GUNNM Gally the Killer Angel. Battle Angel Battle Angel Battle Angel Battle Angel. I do NOT want to hear Cameron's name again unless it's grinding up against the words BATTLE and ANGEL.
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5:55PM on 08/31/2010

Cool

A dream collaboration that would yield something impressive I think. Cameron's involvement wouldn't necessarily mean he would direct though.
A dream collaboration that would yield something impressive I think. Cameron's involvement wouldn't necessarily mean he would direct though.
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5:22PM on 08/31/2010
yey for the movie, neh for cameron
yey for the movie, neh for cameron
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4:52PM on 08/31/2010
Let's not forget this is the man who did Terminator 2 and Aliens. If that part of Cameron came back and did this, it would be amazing.
Let's not forget this is the man who did Terminator 2 and Aliens. If that part of Cameron came back and did this, it would be amazing.
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2:17PM on 08/31/2010

Here's an idea!

I'm down for Starcraft as an animated film with whoever does the cinematic scenes in Starcraft 2. That shit is AMAZING.
I'm down for Starcraft as an animated film with whoever does the cinematic scenes in Starcraft 2. That shit is AMAZING.
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3:48PM on 08/31/2010
That shit was apprently done with the in-game engine too. Shits even more cash. :)
That shit was apprently done with the in-game engine too. Shits even more cash. :)
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1:20PM on 08/31/2010

Ha!

If ppl want a movie like this they should just make a Warhammer 40k movie. I mean Blizz practually ripped of WH40K to make Starcraft anyways and there's way more stuff in the 40K universe to play around with.
If ppl want a movie like this they should just make a Warhammer 40k movie. I mean Blizz practually ripped of WH40K to make Starcraft anyways and there's way more stuff in the 40K universe to play around with.
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12:59PM on 08/31/2010

extra tidbit

I was a longtime warcraft fan. Played for 5 years before recently canceling, and I am one of those people who adore and knows everything about the story. Sam Raimi is in no way qualified or competent in properly conveying Azeroth and all of its extremely rich and somewhat complicated backstory. He has already expressed interest in using mostly new and original characters, the first sign that he doesn't know what the fuck he is doing. I think Blizzard just wanted to get a big name attached to
I was a longtime warcraft fan. Played for 5 years before recently canceling, and I am one of those people who adore and knows everything about the story. Sam Raimi is in no way qualified or competent in properly conveying Azeroth and all of its extremely rich and somewhat complicated backstory. He has already expressed interest in using mostly new and original characters, the first sign that he doesn't know what the fuck he is doing. I think Blizzard just wanted to get a big name attached to the film in choosing him and I think that is what they are going to do with Starcraft too. Just picking a big name with no regard for their talent (or lack thereof).
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1:42PM on 08/31/2010
agreed. there's SO much that could be done for a movie. arthas, thrall, etc etc, so many stories to choose from. raimi doesn't seem like he'd be good for it.
I would say Christopher Nolan, but i'm someowhat biased. I would hire Nolan not only make any/all movies from now on, i'd hire him clean my car or do anything else. he doesnt know how to fail. just saying
agreed. there's SO much that could be done for a movie. arthas, thrall, etc etc, so many stories to choose from. raimi doesn't seem like he'd be good for it.
I would say Christopher Nolan, but i'm someowhat biased. I would hire Nolan not only make any/all movies from now on, i'd hire him clean my car or do anything else. he doesnt know how to fail. just saying
2:04PM on 08/31/2010
Mastadon ROCKS!!!
Mastadon ROCKS!!!
2:35PM on 08/31/2010
If it makes you feel any better, the Warcraft movie will be bad regardless, because the game itself is terrible. Just saying...
If it makes you feel any better, the Warcraft movie will be bad regardless, because the game itself is terrible. Just saying...
2:58PM on 08/31/2010
thanks so much, for your useless asshole comment. it really adds to the zest of the article. The game aside, it has an extremely rich and detailed mythology surrounding it that could make the scale and epicness of the lotr films look like shit.
thanks so much, for your useless asshole comment. it really adds to the zest of the article. The game aside, it has an extremely rich and detailed mythology surrounding it that could make the scale and epicness of the lotr films look like shit.
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12:23PM on 08/31/2010

EGO

Cameron said that he wants to do something similar like LOTR or Star Wars, etc ... I highly doubt that Avatar will be that when it's all said and done!! It's not easy to create such rich stories, however, the Star Craft series is a good starting point! Still Cameron ego is so huge that it doesn't fit in this planet call Earth, so I don't think he could ever be involved in such project!!
Cameron said that he wants to do something similar like LOTR or Star Wars, etc ... I highly doubt that Avatar will be that when it's all said and done!! It's not easy to create such rich stories, however, the Star Craft series is a good starting point! Still Cameron ego is so huge that it doesn't fit in this planet call Earth, so I don't think he could ever be involved in such project!!
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12:22PM on 08/31/2010
Its already been made and its called "Starship Troopers". ;)

It would be great to see a big budget Starcraft movie (movies) with some creative minds behind it.
Its already been made and its called "Starship Troopers". ;)

It would be great to see a big budget Starcraft movie (movies) with some creative minds behind it.
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12:08PM on 08/31/2010
oops
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12:05PM on 08/31/2010
Avatar SUCKED! There, nobody else needs to say it today. Or tomorrow. Or ever. I'd also recommend Blomkamp if they can't wait 15 years or so for Cameron to become available.
Avatar SUCKED! There, nobody else needs to say it today. Or tomorrow. Or ever. I'd also recommend Blomkamp if they can't wait 15 years or so for Cameron to become available.
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11:56AM on 08/31/2010
I say we get Neil Blomkamp
I say we get Neil Blomkamp
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