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Did Warcraft waited to see how Hobbit would do in box office?

ElendurTheFaithful
Rivendell

Jan 31 2013, 10:26am

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Duncan Jones (Moon and Source Code; two great indie flicks), son of Ziggy Stardust himself, is officially confirmed to direct Warcraft movie with a 2015 release date. After about 6 years of back and forth, rumors, directors on and off, more rumors... It all came together. Probably the richest world in all of gaming, world of man, orcs, night elves and undead is coming on screen.

My quetion: How come they were able to pull it now? I think they watched closely how Hobbit would perform and then picked to release the film right after Hobbit is done (Hobbit - summer (or winter) 2014, Warcraft - 2015).
I love Warcraft (and Starcraft and Diablo) almost as much as I love LOTR universe but this feels to me like: "ok, we have something similar to Hobbit, lets wait for crowd response and box office numbers, ok they are great, lets release our movie just after their ends and ride on a wave a little bit".

I just hope they don't f*** it up. I'm really attached to those games (well to RTS not online multiplayer ones).


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Jan 31 2013, 1:52pm

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i just read johhny depp is gonna be init.

it all looks very interesting, i couldnt give a rats about the computer game but some of the aesthetics i dig, id go watch depp in a fantasy genre done by new exciting talent like jones.

sounds exciting. lets hope its filmed in the uk.

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Rostron2
Gondor


Jan 31 2013, 4:42pm

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This will be interesting to see how they can rein this in. Games to movies have not historically done well. Since it owes it existence indirectly to Tolkien it will be interesting to see what they do with it.

It's a virtual world with very individual experiences...hmmm


(This post was edited by Rostron2 on Jan 31 2013, 4:43pm)


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 1:26am

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Duncan Jones (Moon and Source Code; two great indie flicks), son of Ziggy Stardust himself, is officially confirmed to direct Warcraft movie with a 2015 release date. After about 6 years of back and forth, rumors, directors on and off, more rumors... It all came together. Probably the richest world in all of gaming, world of man, orcs, night elves and undead is coming on screen.

My quetion: How come they were able to pull it now? I think they watched closely how Hobbit would perform and then picked to release the film right after Hobbit is done (Hobbit - summer (or winter) 2014, Warcraft - 2015).
I love Warcraft (and Starcraft and Diablo) almost as much as I love LOTR universe but this feels to me like: "ok, we have something similar to Hobbit, lets wait for crowd response and box office numbers, ok they are great, lets release our movie just after their ends and ride on a wave a little bit".

I just hope they don't f*** it up. I'm really attached to those games (well to RTS not online multiplayer ones).


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 1:46am

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After several attempts, there still hasn't been a decent Dungeons & Dragons movie, so I don't expect World of Warcraft to fare much better. There have been few gaming movies that have been worth more than a rental. Of course, until fairly recently the same could be said of comic-book movies.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Feb 1 2013, 1:48am)


Starling
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 7:30am

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Kassandros
Rohan


Feb 1 2013, 3:13pm

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There just aren't any good Hollywood gaming movies... [In reply to] Can't Post

But there are some excellent movies out there!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gamers_(film)

I've heard the sequel is good too, but I've never seen it.

And I thought there were only two D&D movies? I only saw the first and most famous one, which suffered from the sad problem of having absolutely nothing at all to do with D&D and instead was just a completely generic (and really bad) fantasy movie with the D&D name slapped on it.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 3:22pm

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There have been three now with the name Dungeons & Dragons in the title. The third one, Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness, just recently debuted on SyFy. I have not seen it.

There is also the direct-to-video animated DragonLance movie, but it was very disappointing considering how ambitious the filmmakers were originally. The original-animated-video anime series Record of Lodoss Wars, while not an official D&D product, is probably the best of this type of thing.

I have a copy of The Gamers and I agree that it is a lot of fun!

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Feb 1 2013, 3:24pm)


Kassandros
Rohan


Feb 1 2013, 3:26pm

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I heard about the first and avoided it because it looked terrible.

The original Record of the Lodoss War was definitely inspired by Dragonlance and D&D. I quite enjoyed it.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 1 2013, 3:44pm

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Who said anything about a second DragonLance movie? There is just the one. I think that you are confused.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Kassandros
Rohan


Feb 1 2013, 4:23pm

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Apparently I am. [In reply to] Can't Post

I could've sworn you mentioned two Dragonlance movies in your post. Strange. Sorry about that.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


pulpfiction16
Rivendell

Feb 2 2013, 10:59pm

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Pretty much every Hollywood video game adaptation has been terrible, but it's because look at the directors and writers attached to them: They've all been out right hacks. The closest adaptation to having real talent involved was Silent Hill with Roger Avary (who ain't exactly who he was when he wrote with Tarantino).

Duncan Jones is an up and coming director, who is quite talented. Moon was fantastic, Source Code was a well made film (if a bit generic). This guys name was lobbed around by fans for Star Wars 7 and Justice League. He's got geek cred.

I'm more than willing to put my money on the film turning out good, and this marking the beginning of the video game film craze (see: Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell and Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed).

It's as you said, not too long ago, comic book movies were in the exact same place. Just swap out Dungeon's and Dragons with "Oh, that terrible Captain America film from the 90's?".


(This post was edited by pulpfiction16 on Feb 2 2013, 11:00pm)


pulpfiction16
Rivendell

Feb 2 2013, 11:02pm

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It's just good business sense. However, it's as you said yourself, there had been development on the film for six years. Sam Raimi was attached to direct before leaving for Oz. Things were going to come together inevitably. They didn't just throw it all together in the past month and a half.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Feb 3 2013, 1:10am

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Mind you, I've been burned before.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

 
 

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