Duncan Jones will direct World Of Warcraft adaptation

Duncan Jones is set to make geek dreams come true, with the sci-fi director having been given the go-ahead from Warner Bros to helm their forthcoming World Of Warcraft adaptation.

One of the most popular computer games of all time, Warner has been attempting to adapt the open-ended fantasy for some time, with Sam Raimi initially attached to direct before eventually dropping out.

“The gauntlet was thrown down ages ago,” commented Jones on Twitter (opens in new tab) . “Can you make a proper MOVIE of a video game. I’ve always said it’s possible. Got to DO it now! ;)”

Jones is thought to be receiving a $100m budget to make this one happen, representing a significant step up in scale for the director. A script is also in existence, with the latest version having been written by Charles Leavitt.

No casting has been announced as yet, although Hollywood whispers are linking Johnny Depp to the starring role. Producers Thomas Tull and John Jashni are keen on an autumn start date, so we should hear more sooner rather than later…

World Of Warcraft is tentatively expected to open in 2015. With Jones ( Moon , Source Code ) at the helm, we can presume that there will be an emphasis on character amid the epic-scale action.

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! 😉 January 31, 2013

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