Warcraft to Conquer Hollywood
World of Warcraft continues to conquer all territories it visits, be it online games, board games or comic books. The inevitable film seems to be next on the horizon.
Blizzard executive VP of product development Frank Pearce told MTV “Legendary Pictures is currently trying to assign some names to write the screenplay and find someone to direct it, so it’s still really early in production. They want to make sure they get the right talent for those different parts, especially the screenwriting, because that’s the foundation for the movie.”
“It would be a huge undertaking and it’s not really something that we’re ready to do anytime soon.” There’s discussion between doing the film CGI with motion capture effects or live-action mixed with CGI.
The most recent expansion game, Wrath of the Lich King reportedly sold 2.8 million copies within its first 24 hours of release.