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Yes, Milord! The “Warcraft” Movie Gets a Director

by on January 30, 2013


More work? Work work, zug zug. Now that that‘s out of the way, we can tell you that sci-fi director/fruit of David Bowie’s loins Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) is making the leap to big-budget films, signing on to direct Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of Blizzard’s supremely popular Warcraft franchise. Jones must have his workers mining gold and lumber like there’s no tomorrow; with an expected $100 million budget, this is certainly a step up in scale for the director whose previous films cost $1 million (Moon) and $35 million (Source Code).

What part of the franchise’s ever-expanding lore the film will cover remains a mystery as screenwriter Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) is being kept more tightly under wraps than the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj (pre-gong, of course). We’re just hoping that the truly moving sequence takes place in which our fair protagonist must chat with the denizens of the Barrens to find Mankrik’s wife. No word yet on who will play Leeroy Jenkins, but we’re going to go ahead and place our bets on Danny McBride.

Are you excited for the Warcraft film? Comment below and let us know!

[HT: The Hollywood Reporter]

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