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Duncan Jones to direct 'World of Warcraft' movie

'Source Code' and 'Moon' director brings a lot to the table

By Corwin Neuse Jan 31, 2013 5:57PM
Although we still have no idea how Hollywood plans to turn "World of Warcraft," an essentially open-ended, story-less multiplayer fantasy game—one whose many pleasures primarily derive from, if not outright depend upon, the unpredictable contributions of its millions of online participants—into a straight-forward action movie with, you know, a linear narrative, a limited cast, and absolutely no interactivity whatsoever... Wait, what were we saying? Oh, right. Anyway, we still greet as welcome the news, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that "Moon" and "Source Code" director Duncan Jones has been hired to direct the project.

Those who have seen "Moon"—and, given that film's $9 million worldwide box office take, that wasn't a lot of you—may have marveled at how far Jones could stretch that project's reportedly $1 million budget. "Source Code" similarly dazzled with its impressive production values and numerous expensive-looking explosions, all despite a $32 million production budget. Given that background, it's tough to imagine what staggering feats Jones might be capable of given "W.o.W.'s" ostensible $100 million in funding. Hopefully something as relatively awesome as South Park's "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode.

What do you think, Hitlisters? Have any hopes for the "Warcraft" movie? Think Jones is an inspired choice to direct? As always, let us know on MSN Movies Facebook and MSN Movies Twitter, or leave us a note in the comments...
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