View Full Version : Warcraft Movie: Blizzard Man talks

05 May 2006, 01:22 PM
Blizzard bigwig Paul Sams has declared that the World of Warcraft movie is coming along nicely, thank you - and that unlike most big screen game adaptations, it won't be completely rubbish.

As announced last week, Blizzard is working on the project with Legendary Productions, the company responsible for Batman Begins and Superman Returns.

In an interview with Gamespot (, Sams said: "We and Legendary want to make a great film, an event picture, big-budget picture, that is a great standalone, fantasy-based movie that is good for you regardless of whether you're familiar with the Warcraft universe."We're not trying to take what we've done and... try to make a literal translation to the big screen. What we want to do is to make a great movie that happens to be set in a videogame universe. That's a differentiator, and a key differentiator."

It helps that the Warcraft series has been around for more than a decade now, according to Sams: "There's a huge tapestry from which to work - a lot of the other videogame movies we've seen prior to this have not had the benefit of as much lore and mythology, and this huge visual tapestry from which to work from. I think we're bringing more to the table that movie makers will be able to draw from."

He reckons the finished movie will end up "somewhere between Braveheart and Lord of the Rings"... So does that mean they'll be approaching Peter Jackson to direct? [...]

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05 May 2006, 01:51 PM
"Legendary and Blizzard have the same answer on when they're going to get it done," said Sams, "And that's when it's right." So there's still a possibility of this project turning into another Starcraft: Ghost.

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