Duncan Jones Set To Direct ‘World Of Warcraft’ Live-Action Film

Duncan Jones Set To Direct ‘World Of Warcraft’ Feature | The Fandom Post:

“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.

J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars Episode VII

Lucas Shaw:

J.J. Abrams will direct the next “Star Wars” film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood’s most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.

This could still just be a rumor, what with Abrams previously denying that he would direct Star Wars and the use of “an individual with knowledge of the production” as a source.

But I think we can assume this is legitimate. To make a new Star Wars credible, Disney needed a nerd’s nerd to be the director. Nowadays, that brings two individuals to mind: J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon. I can think of few others who are as well known for respect for source material and knowing what makes particular franchises fun.