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