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Epic! Duncan Jones is the new helmer for the video game adaptation of Warcraft

Jan. 30, 2013by: Niki Stephens

WHOA. Hold the frakkin' phone! After going through some serious turmoil with Sam Raimi, it looks like the WARCRAFT movie has found someone else to take the reins-- Duncan Jones.

Jones has directed MOON with Sam Rockwell and SOURCE CODE starring Jake Gyllenhaal. I thought MOON was a fantastic debut from Jones, who seems to have a wonderful knack with the sci-fi genre. The script from Charles Leavitt (BLOOD DIAMOND, K-PAX) is being kept under wraps so there's not much we can tell you about the script aside from the basic idea of the video game. So much love for K-PAK, though.

Now let me get technical here for a second: THR refers to the project as a video game adaptation of WARCRAFT (RTS: real time strategy), which is different from WORLD OF WARCRAFT (MMORPG: massively multiplayer online roleplaying game). WARCRAFT is a gaming franchise consisting of these four core games: Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and World of Warcraft. If they decide to go with the first game it's basically what the game title says it is: orcs vs. humans in a medieval fantasy setting. Each game could serve as sequels in a film franchise.

This is a major film for Jones to take on, and could open up many doors for him. So excited!

Screenshot from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

That video may be from WoW, but it's still awesome.

Source: THR

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2:35PM on 01/31/2013
TIL that Duncan Jones is the son of David Bowie.
TIL that Duncan Jones is the son of David Bowie.
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11:56AM on 01/31/2013

FUCK YEAH

MOON was amazing. I hate WOW but I can't wait for this
MOON was amazing. I hate WOW but I can't wait for this
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4:14AM on 01/31/2013
david bowie's son is a damn good director.
david bowie's son is a damn good director.
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12:11AM on 01/31/2013

Just...

...tell the story of Arthas and Janna and it will be good.
...tell the story of Arthas and Janna and it will be good.
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12:05AM on 01/31/2013
And he should totally find a way to include the Leroy Jenkins video into the film.
And he should totally find a way to include the Leroy Jenkins video into the film.
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11:31PM on 01/30/2013
Well that's unexpected. Good for him, though. Personally I was never a huge fan of WoW but I love the first three Warcraft games. Guess we'll see how it all goes.
Well that's unexpected. Good for him, though. Personally I was never a huge fan of WoW but I love the first three Warcraft games. Guess we'll see how it all goes.
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11:23PM on 01/30/2013
He's still my top choice for the Justice League film.
He's still my top choice for the Justice League film.
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9:41PM on 01/30/2013
Duncan Donuts!
Duncan Donuts!
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9:24PM on 01/30/2013

i've lived my entire internet life

and have never known (or cared to know) what leroy jenkins was about. that video was pretty funny though.
and have never known (or cared to know) what leroy jenkins was about. that video was pretty funny though.
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9:09PM on 01/30/2013
Moon and Source Code were awesome films. I think he'll do a hell of a job with this.
Moon and Source Code were awesome films. I think he'll do a hell of a job with this.
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8:39PM on 01/30/2013
I'm excited for Duncan Jones to take this project on. And hopefully one day he can adapt a Sci-fi video game to the big screen.....like Mass Effect.
I'm excited for Duncan Jones to take this project on. And hopefully one day he can adapt a Sci-fi video game to the big screen.....like Mass Effect.
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11:30PM on 01/30/2013
Holy shit, if Duncan Jones did Mass Effect, I may even have a little faith in that project.
Holy shit, if Duncan Jones did Mass Effect, I may even have a little faith in that project.
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