Duncan Jones has officially signed up to direct the upcoming “Warcraft” movie, produced by Legendary Pictures. Duncan is well known in the sci-fi genre for his previous work with Moon and Source Code. With a director now in place, Legendary and Blizzard are beginning to set a date to commence work on the live action adaptation, with a rumoured budget of over $100 million dollars.
Blizzard confirmed the decision on the official World of Warcraft twitter. Duncan, the son of David Bowie, made his directing/writing debut with Moon in 2009, a brilliant indie sci-fi drama made for a million dollars. Following that success he went on to direct Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and costing around $35 million to make. The rumoured budget of the Warcraft film is $100 million.
The film is being produced by Charles Roven (he produced The Dark Knight Rises and the Superman reboot Man of Steel). Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are also on the production team from Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Alex Gartner. Duncan himself has also included his producing partner Stuart Fenegan.
Filming begins in Autumn, with a possible release in 2015. It had better be bloody good.
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Via the Hollywood Reporter