CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fandom, Scripts, Movie Marketing, Games and Game Movies, Movie News, CinematicalIt was a little over a year ago that a feature film version of the highly successful MMORPG, World of Warcraft was announced. Now, Kotaku is reporting from the Blizzcon 07 that Paul Sams and Chris Metzen from Blizzard Entertainment along with the chief creative officer from Legendary Pictures hosted a panel event to field questions from fans and provide some updates about the film. While details were scarce, there were a few pieces of information for the die-hard fans attending the event.
The fantasy game has been around since 1994, and today counts nine million players worldwide, so you can imagine the pressure is on to please fans; nobody wants to be the guy who screws up one of the most popular game franchises in history. No mention was made of a director, but they did confirm that the film was going to be live action but they had yet to decide just how much CGI was going to be involved. Considering the success Legendary had with 300, you couldn't blame them for wanting to give the green screen another go.
Kotaku also reports Metzen confirmed that "Warcraft is still in the scripting process, but that they have something that they're happy with. Further details were kept under wraps but Metzen told the crowd it would take place about a year before the events of World of Warcraft. Metzen was also quoted as saying that the script will be "principally told from the Alliance perspective." Legendary is still aiming for a 2009 release date, so stay tuned for any updates as they come our way.