“Moon” and “Source Code” director Duncan Jones has signed on to direct “Warcraft”, the upcoming feature film based on the award-winning role-playing video game universe.
Starting out as several award-winning PC games in 1994, the Warcraft universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance.
It expanded into novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games and the famous multiplayer online role-playing game ‘World of Warcraft’.
Charles Leavitt penned the script while Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing.
The film is said to have a budget over $100 million. Shooting aims to begin this Fall for a 2015 release.
Sam Raimi was attached as director for several years until he departed back in mid-2012.