“Produced by Legendary Pictures for Warner Bros, who continue to look for a solid franchise to work with, it’s now been revealed that Duncan Jones will be taking on the directorial duties for the feature. Jones came to notice a few years back for the small budget film Moon and gained a bit more attention more recently with Source Code.”
I had no interest in a World of Warcraft movie until I heard this news. Moon is a fantastic film and Source Code was an interesting sic-fi take on the Groundhog Day concept. Legendary Pictures is the production company that has brought us the Dark Knight films, Inception, and the live-action adaptation of Watchmen, so I trust them to give Jones a budget that will allow him to do something interesting with the the World of Warcraft universe. With that said, I’m curious to see how the cartoonish aesthetic of the game translates to a live-action film.