Thursday, 31 January 2013

Fantasywatch: WoW movie going ahead?

After languishing in development hell for over a decade, the Hollywood adaptation of mega-MMO World of Warcraft has moved one step closer to being marginally less unlikely.

Duncan Jones, acclaimed director of 'Moon' and 'Source Code', has signed on with production company Legendary Pictures to shoot the film this autumn for a 2015 release. The script was written by 'Blood Diamonds' Charles Leavitt.

Details of the plot remain shrouded in secrecy, but it will doubtless feature a prolonged first act where the protagonists have to kill three hundred and eight-two spiders to find a magical geegaw with a 0.02 percent drop-rate.

And yes, I know they've streamlined the quests and sped up levelling since I played it way back in 2005, but film adaptations are about capturing the essence of the source material and in this case that means lots of spider killing. And people jumping around all over the place for no apparent reason.

Vincent Holland-Keen

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