Quantcast
Legendary Pictures acquires rights to the WoW movie; Ron Workman is cast - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Legendary Pictures acquires rights to the WoW movie; Ron Workman is cast


10:39 PM on 06.18.2007
Legendary Pictures acquires rights to the WoW movie; Ron Workman is cast photo



World of Warcraft fans rejoice: The rights to the WoW live action film have been snapped up by Legendary Pictures. Now you can not only plow all your free time into crafting and trying to flirt with low level dwarves online, but you can go and watch the dramatized version of it in the theatre too! I really, really hope someone thinks to bring Leroy Jenkins in for a cameo, because that could just be terribly clever. Anyway, here's Blizz's take on the happy union:

"We searched for a very long time to find the right studio for developing a movie based on one of our game universes," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. "Many companies approached us in the past, but it wasn't until we met with Legendary Pictures that we felt we'd found the perfect partner. They clearly share our high standards for creative development, and because they understand the vision that we've always strived for with our Warcraft games, we feel there isn't a better studio out there for bringing the Warcraft story to film."

Hmm, sounds distinctly unlike the Uwe Boll strategy. Of course, since video game films are so rarely good, it's hard to be be cynical about the idea. I imagine a cheesy masterpiece, resplendent with typecast heroes and wooden acting. It would be shamefully enjoyable, like Cheetos. I suppose a good movie would be a better alternative, but really, can't you just see the infinite possibilities if it were bad instead?

The word was, Diablo was on their coming soon list as well, but when I went and checked it out I did not see it. It's a shame, because I know Ron Workman would land that role as the Lord of Darkness without even having to make a phone call. Wait until you see him in action at PAX and you'll know why.

[Thanks Kennigit]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Blizzard

2:00 PM on 11.19.2014
Did Blizzard kill my dreams for a City of Heroes successor?

Spending the last week hearing how great Warlords of Draenor is has put me in a funk. I fondly remember my MMO days, but I've never been able to love another one since City of Heroes was shut down. It left a death-ray-shaped ...more



4:00 PM on 11.17.2014
Review in Progress: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

I've been playing World of Warcraft off and on since it launched in 2004, but the Burning Crusade expansion came at the perfect time in my life. Throughout the years I've been dabbling in the other expansions, ...more



10:00 AM on 11.10.2014
The Lost Vikings are in Heroes of the Storm!

Lost Vikings was a big part of my childhood. It taught me a lot of crucial problem solving skills, and while I initially attempted to kill everything in sight with Baleog, I quickly realized that I needed to use every vi...more



View all Blizzard






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more