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