Nick Carpenter, Vice President of Art and Cinematics at Blizzard, recently tweeted
that award-winning visual effects specialist Bill Westenhofer of Rhythm and Hues Studios will be directing the Warcraft
live-action film. Westenhofer has received Academy Awards for his work on The Golden Compass
and Life of Pi
, as well as a nomination for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
. His numerous special effects credits also include Elf
, Men in Black II
, Stuart Little
, and Speed 2: Cruise Control,
among many others.
If you've been following the development of the long-anticipated Warcraft movie, this is certainly some very good news. Westenhofer is an accomplished and respected visual effects professional, and his involvement can only mean good things for the Warcraft film. Hopefully we'll learn more soon!