Have your heard of it? No? Then you’re totally out of the loop. Have you heard people taking about “DotA” or “Defense of the Ancients”? Yes? Then you should know that DotA is but part of the huge Warcraft lore. It’s an offshoot to the main storyline – the conflict between the Sentinels and their allies against the Burning Legion and the Scourge.
Anways, I’m not here to talk about DotA. As the title says, there will be a Warcraft screenplay adaptation. It will not be an animation but live action.
“In a May 9, 2006 press release, Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announced that they will develop a live-action film set in the Warcraft universe. Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the Warcraft experience to the big screen.” More at: http://www.wowwiki.com/Warcraft_movie
And now I find this very interesting article from a movie website:
“Today at BlizzCon 2007 we have heard our first solid and interesting information with regards to the Warcraft, or to some, the World of Warcraft Movie. This movie will be big, huge, EPIC even – in fact, Thomas Tull (producer of 300) stated a budget of over $100m would be committed, with a projected 2009 release date. Legendary Pictures are 100% committed to this project, it shall be a “tent-pole”, something to stand next to and say “we did that!” – whilst remaining true to the game and fan base.
The plot for the film will take place approximately a year before the start of World of Warcraft, including races you have played and lands you have wandered in, where lots of plot arcs are melded into a two and a half hour story. The film itself will revolve around a ‘badass’ new hero, with a theme towards conflict and culture – being a War Movie rather than a quest movie, from an Alliance’s perspective.” More at: http://warcraft.moviechronicles.com/
And check out this concept art of Teldrassil:
One final tidbit of information: Warcraft: the Movie already has its place in IMDB or the Internet Movie Data Base – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803096/
Can’t wait for this film to come out. Hope it’s as awesome as Transformers the Movie (the only time I gave a movie 5 stars!). The movie is projected for a 2009 release.