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?