Moon director's Warcraft movie is finally getting off the ground

For one of the biggest gaming franchises of the past decade, World of Warcraft has been woefully underrepresented on the big screen — until now.

Moon director Duncan Jones has been prepping a big-screen version of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game for a while now, and the project is reportedly finally set to start shooting in early 2014.

The Warcraft videogame franchise was first introduced way back in 1994, set in a Lord of the Rings-style fantasy world, and rumor has it the movie will be in that vein. Think the early days of the great wars, when the Orcish Horde first showed up, as opposed to the high-flying fantasy of modern-day WoW.

Jones has already shown he can handle sci-fi concepts with nuance and depth, and if he can keep the flick close enough to the source material to appease fans — with enough Lord of the Rings-style fun thrown in for the masses — this one could be a hit.

Are you glad to see this project finally get off the ground? Do you think World of Warcraft can work on the big screen?

(Via Collider)

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