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Uwe Boll won't be making a World of Warcraft film

Michael Zenke

It's been known for some time that Blizzard has a movie adaptation of their popular World of Warcraft MMO in the works. The movie panel at last year's BlizzCon event was chock full of details, and it really seemed like they were on track. So you have to wonder at what point it got into Uwe Boll's head to approach the company about the possibility of directing such a film. Boll talks about his contact with the folks at Blizzard in a new interview with the MTV Movies blog.

As you might imagine, Blizzard's response was in the negative. If you can believe Boll, their response was, "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you...especially not to you." The famed schlock director went on, "Because it's such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it." The MTV Movie blog notes with glee that his hypothetical movie, in his estimation, would have been 'bad'. So why do one at all? We here at Massively would just like to take this opportunity to thank Blizzard for recognizing the difference between directing talent and navel lint.

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