Warcraft Movie 1 Year From Today. Blizzard Already Made a Good Move

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The Warcraft movie is due to release 1 year from today! This big anticipated movie is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on 11th of March 2016 and is directed by Duncan Jones and co-written by Charles Leavitt. The film star Ben Foster (known for 3:10 to Yuma), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Precious), Dominic Cooper (My Week with Marilyn), Toby Kebbell (Control) and Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders).

Everyone got excited when Duncan Jones was announced to be director of Warcraft the movie but not many know that back in 2008, Uwe Boll (yes, that Uwe Boll) applied to Blizzard for the role of director in the Warcraft movie. His faithful adaptation views left everybody at Blizzard speechless:

“You go for it, to please the game fans, but on the other hand if you have the hard core gamers, they live in their own world. And you can­not ful­fill their ideas from a video game based movie, it’s impos­si­ble. And to be hon­est, the real gamers are the typ­i­cal down­load guys, right? They don’t pay any­thing for movies, because they ille­gally down­load the movies. So why I should please these guys? I need the nor­mal audience.”
/facepalm

In the MTV article, Boll goes on to say that he spoke with Blizzard about helming the Warcraft movie:

“I got in con­tact with Paul Sams of Bliz­zard, and he said, ‘We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you. Because it’s such a big online game suc­cess, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongo­ing income, what the com­pany has with it.” /pest

Hats off to Paul Sams of Blizzard, you have my respect. I don’t know what would’ve happened if Boll were the director of this wonderful project.

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  • Hulami

    warcraft movie WILL BE a blast, i don’t doubt about it! can’t wait to see it!!!

    • I’ll love to see a trailer tho ^_^

  • JimmyKimmel

    i cant wait to see it <3

    • I can’t wait to see the trailer first, but yes, I think the movie will be fantastic.

  • Heya

    I love the entire LoTR trilogy and I think Warcraft will be so much alike, which is a good thing!

  • GJ

    OMG, that’s a really good move from Blizzard. That Uwe is so bad as director, I wouldnt have imagined Warcraft to be directed by this guy anyway. GJ again, Blizzard!

  • Ashe

    Cant wait for the movie to come out <3

  • Airic Arthur

    as i’ve said many a time….. THANK BLIZZ lol

    • Indeed. Sams’ reply is pure gold!

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