World of Warcraft at E3 2006 - Movie

There's been surprisingly little discussion about the World of Warcraft live-action movie announced at E3. I think it could be really, really great. If it holds true to the normal routine for the film-of-the-game, though, it'll be foul beyond reckoning. I'm still stinging from the fiasco that was the D&D movie.

However, it's being produced by Legendary, which gives me some hope. From the NYT article:

Formed last year with $500 million in financing from a consortium of Wall Street investors, Legendary signed a deal with Warner Brothers to co-produce and jointly finance at least 25 films over five years. Legendary's first film, "Batman Begins," directed by Christopher Nolan, was released last year to mostly favorable reviews. Other Legendary projects include the coming "Superman Returns" and M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water."

Batman Begins was a good solid film - not brilliant, but good, and certainly miles ahead of the other Batman films, some of which I haven't been able to bear to watch fully. I'll be interested to see how Superman Returns comes out, and of course M. Night Shyamalan is a Big Name.

A lot of it comes down to who's writing, who's directing, and who's acting - and none of those have been decided yet.

Posted by Drew Shiel at May 23, 2006 1:30 PM

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