World of Warcraft movie starts shooting early 2014


Film being helmed by Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones

World of Warcraft Movie

Producer Charles Roven told SlashFilm: “First quarter 2014 we’re going to shoot that movie.”

Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi originally signed up to make a film based on the game back in July 2009, although the project is now being directed by Duncan Jones, who helmed Moon and Source Code.

In March of this year, Raimi claimed the project was significantly held up while under his watch due to “mismanagement” on the game studio’s behalf.

World of Warcraft lost approximately 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter of calendar year 2013, Activision Blizzard said last month

Activision boss Bobby Kotick said further quarterly declines “are likely” as the year progresses, raising “concerns” as the firm heads towards the competitive holiday period.

He said Blizzard intends to release new content more frequently, to keep players engaged and to make it easier for lapsed players to return to the game.

Blizzard confirmed last week that its unannounced MMO, codenamed Titan, is undergoing “large design and technology changes”. According to reports, Titan is now not expected to release until 2016.

I must admit, I am not as pumped as I was maybe 1 or 2 years ago for this movie. I stopped playing around that time because I just got bored, plus I was studying so my time was being taken so maybe thats why. I just feel the “WOW” factor for a WOW movie is not as strong as it once was, maybe I am wrong because I’ve been out of it a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love World of Warcraft and I just received a free 7 day invite to come back and play which I will do to see what has changed. I would love to see a well made movie or maybe even a trilogy.

Who else is excited for this… or not? Let me know below. Thanks!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “World of Warcraft movie starts shooting early 2014

  1. I am not excited with these news. WOW has always been a little bit “meh” to me, mostly because of their lack of massive PVP and fast action but I do understand that a game with millions of subscriptors would be turned into a movie, that’s logical but if we review many movies based on games we can expect something really crappy and not related to the game at all.

  2. In the last week I’ve turned my back on WoW to play Guild Wars 2 instead, which I’m wishing I did a long time ago. My nostaglic love for WoW as it was 5 years ago remains, and I have some interest in seeing what a movie would turn out like.
    I’ll keep an eye out for updates 🙂

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