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Moon director Duncan Jones wants the World of Warcraft movie

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It's been a few years since a movie based on the still-insanely-popular WORLD OF WARCRAFT videogame was first announced, but it hasn't yet escaped the clutches of the Lich King.

One guy who wants Blizzard's massively multiplayer online world to come alive is MOON and SOURCE CODE director Duncan Jones.

Jones is a hardcore gamer (and questions other directors who make that claim), and despite the number of misfires that make it to screen, he remains optimistic that WoW or another could be the right one: "I definitely think there is an intangible aspect of video games in the interactivity that a film is never going to capture," he tells Badass Digest. "But that is not what a game adaptation needs to be. A good game adaptation is where you find the story or the emotional aspect that’s at the heart of a computer game and you replicate that on film. It doesn’t mean you need to have first person perspective or try and capture the mechanics of a game. If you’re going to make a film of a game it’s got to be about the essence of why you, the audience, care what’s going on. There are certain games where that will work, and there are certain games where it doesn’t."

"I’m hugely jealous of Sam Raimi," he says in reference to the EVIL DEAD/SPIDER-MAN filmmaker who's currently working on the adaptation. "I really believe WORLD OF WARCRAFT could be the launch of computer games as good films. And from the little I’ve read of interviews with him the way he’s approaching it makes so much sense. It’s what I was talking about – it’s not worrying about how the game plays, it’s about creating the world of the game and investing the audience in that world."

Maybe if Raimi gets caught up with OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL or some other  project, he'll let someone like Jones bring the Horde raiding parties and Blood Elf babes to the big screen...

Extra Tidbit: Meanwhile, someone has already hacked Microsoft's Kinect controller to play WARCRAFT. A future alternative to lounging with Dew and Doritos while grinding?
Source: Badass Digest

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4:10AM on 01/01/2011
Why, this would be a waist of time do something original again mister jones and just think what would your dad say,it doesnt matter this is not going to happen!!!!!
Why, this would be a waist of time do something original again mister jones and just think what would your dad say,it doesnt matter this is not going to happen!!!!!
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5:58PM on 12/30/2010
He's got a point. I'm only interested in seeing a WoW movie succeed, because it will inevitably lead to a Diablo movie. Let the brutality begin and god willing in the hands of a decent director.
He's got a point. I'm only interested in seeing a WoW movie succeed, because it will inevitably lead to a Diablo movie. Let the brutality begin and god willing in the hands of a decent director.
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3:41PM on 12/29/2010
I know nothing about this game outside of South Park. But if Jones wants to do a kick ass fantasy film, make it happen . . .
I know nothing about this game outside of South Park. But if Jones wants to do a kick ass fantasy film, make it happen . . .
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10:10AM on 12/29/2010

Step Aside

I think Raimi should probably step aside and let a man with more creativity and vision take this on, dont get me wrong, Rami is the man, but Duncan Jones is one of those special talents, I dont even play WoW so in the long run it doesnt matter, but I think Duncan Jones directing it may be the only shot at me actually caring to see it...
I think Raimi should probably step aside and let a man with more creativity and vision take this on, dont get me wrong, Rami is the man, but Duncan Jones is one of those special talents, I dont even play WoW so in the long run it doesnt matter, but I think Duncan Jones directing it may be the only shot at me actually caring to see it...
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3:40PM on 12/29/2010
I agree but wouldn't care if Raimi produced . . .
I agree but wouldn't care if Raimi produced . . .
8:57AM on 12/29/2010
I'm looking forward to Duncan's career. Creativity seems to run in the family.
I'm looking forward to Duncan's career. Creativity seems to run in the family.
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6:58AM on 12/29/2010

WOW...

I am SO SICK of hearing about this life sucking IP.
I am SO SICK of hearing about this life sucking IP.
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11:22AM on 12/29/2010
Then it probably wasn't a good idea to come to an article about it.
Then it probably wasn't a good idea to come to an article about it.
6:40AM on 12/29/2010

Warcraft Movie...

... I'm pretty sure its supposed t be just a warcraft movie and not WoW
... I'm pretty sure its supposed t be just a warcraft movie and not WoW
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1:51AM on 12/29/2010
I have never really played WoW but I have many friends that do. I have read about the game play and some of the many stories that are contained in it. I'm really not sure how this can be done in a movie. Maybe a trilogy, in the order of Lord of the Rings. But not just one movie. Anyways, here is hopping for this story to be done with justice.
I have never really played WoW but I have many friends that do. I have read about the game play and some of the many stories that are contained in it. I'm really not sure how this can be done in a movie. Maybe a trilogy, in the order of Lord of the Rings. But not just one movie. Anyways, here is hopping for this story to be done with justice.
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11:49PM on 12/28/2010
I trust Raimi with "World of Warcraft", but I would love to see Ducan Jones take on it.
I trust Raimi with "World of Warcraft", but I would love to see Ducan Jones take on it.
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11:05PM on 12/28/2010
I never played WoW. But what I am waiting for is a Freakin Diablo movie. If put in the right hands a Diablo movie could rock. It was mentioned a while back but..... Nothing since.
P.s. Duncan Jones' Moon was amazing so I'll watch anything he does now.
I never played WoW. But what I am waiting for is a Freakin Diablo movie. If put in the right hands a Diablo movie could rock. It was mentioned a while back but..... Nothing since.
P.s. Duncan Jones' Moon was amazing so I'll watch anything he does now.
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