Friday, June 29, 2012

World of WarCraft

Even if you don't play MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, usually shortened to MMOs), you've likely heard of World of WarCraft. This game, with its many expansions and huge player population, is arguably the most successful online game ever.

"World of WarCraft" coming to the silver screen

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Its spawned novels, game guides, and even other MMOs who want to duplicate Blizzard Entertainment's success. So far, none have (though BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic has proved itself to be quite a competitor). WarCraft sits as King of the MMO Hill right now.

But can it also continue its success in the world of filmcraft?

Distributor Warner Bros. is counting on it.

Produced by Legendary Pictures and Ghost House Pictures, WarCraft "revolves around the Horde, the Alliance and the mythology of the world" in the best-selling MMO by the same title (Movie Insider). No other plot details have yet surfaced, but the film is in the Development phase (and has been since July 22, 2009) so the screenplay has not yet been finalized. Chris Metzen and Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, Thor 2) are the screenwriters for this project.

Sam Raimi, the man who directed the original Spider-Man trilogy, will be directing WarCraft. He will also be producing the film along with Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, and Jon Jashni. No cast has yet been hired. WarCraft does not have a cemented release date, but I'm assuming that it will be sometime in late 2013 or 2014. I also do not know if the film will be available in 3D, though I think it's a good possibility.

Do you think that WarCraft will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? If you play World of WarCraft, do you think that a film adaption will be good for the game or detrimental? Do you think you'll go see this film?

 - Edessa, signing off

1 comment:

  1. I do not ususally care for MMOs that much, I perfer single player ones like Skyrim but this movie sounds good. Sam Raimi's first two Spider-Man movies are two of my favorites.



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