Dir. Duncan Jones
Blizzard Entertainment’s monumentally popular online game “World of Warcraft” finally gets a cinematic interpretation in June of 2016 in the form of a blockbuster directed by Duncan Jones (Moon). Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) stars in the medieval fantasy adventure taking place in the mythical world of Azeroth. The humans in the Alliance and the orcs of the Horde appear at odds with each other as one race faces destruction, and the other extinction. While the game has unquestionable success online, the business of Hollywood has yet to enter the arena. Despite laboring over a decade on this project, Blizzard still makes a big gamble that online gaming money will translate to movie money.