In light of the recent news about the WoW movie, WoW Insider thought we'd prepare a short recap of its history. We begin way, way back in 2006, when it was first announced that Blizzard and Legendary Pictures had agreed to collaborate on a live-action representation of the Warcraft universe. Since then, the movie has gone through several changes, in a six-year on-again-off-again saga. This is explored in more depth in the video above, but I'll summarize some of the key dates here:
2006: Warcraft movie announced, Legendary and Blizzard collaborate
2009: Writer Gary Whitta leaves, Sam Raimi is announced as Director with Chris Metzen.
2009: Robert Rodat is announced as screenwriter
2010: Announcement at BlizzCon that the script is "pretty much laid down"
2012: In July Sam Raimi left the team
2012: In August, Variety announced that Charles Leavitt was the new writer
2013: In January, Duncan Jones is announced as the new Director
2013: April sees the announcement that VFX will be handled by Bill Westenhofer
We'd love to hear your thoughts on all this, as I mention in the video, the script has obviously been a major stumbling block. What are you hoping to see? When are you hoping to see it? And will it be better than all the other video game movies?
This article was originally published on WoW Insider.
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