Sam Raimi was originally suppose to direct the World of Warcraft movie, but since he was busy working on Oz: The Great and the Powerful, he had to bail out. Warner Bros. had to search again for another director, and it looks like they have finally found one.
Enter Duncan Jones. If you haven’t heard of him, he directed Moon and Source Code (definitely worth checking out). He’ll be at the helm of the movie based on the biggest MMORPG game, and production is scheduled to begin this year.
I have only seen one of his movies, Source Code, and I thought it was a very entertaining sci-fi thriller about a man who’s stuck in another person’s body, reliving a train accident until he figures out the person responsible for the train accident.
Here’s what he had to say on his Twitter:
“So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. Ive always said its possible. Got to DO it now! ;.”
As for Johnny Depp, Tracking Boards claims that the studio wants him to star, with the movie expected to be released in 2015. Wow, 2015 is already a big year for big movies, and now WoW is going to be added into the mix. If this is true, WoW has a big list of weird characters that would be perfect for Depp.
Source: Hollywood Reporter