Producer Talks “Warcraft” Director, Ambitions

Producer Thomas Tull is in the UK at the moment hyping up the “Godzilla” film reboot and briefly spoke with IGN about another project of his in the works – the film adaptation of online video game juggernaut “World of Warcraft”.

Tull confirms footage from “Warcraft” will screen at Comic-Con this year, and that the narrative action will focus specifically on two tribes. He says:

“We’re very aware of the fact that in the mythology of Warcraft, there are two tribes – two big things to follow. We think you’re going to get a chance to look at both.”

He also says that the hope is a great filmmaker like the movie’s director Duncan Jones will help this adaptation avoid the issues that have plagued game-to-movie adaptations thus far:

“Doing a videogame movie has not really been done well, and I think part of the reason for that is it’s been done for the wrong reasons. If you simply say ‘How many people have played the game? How much money can we make?’ You’re doomed. You’re doomed right off the start.

Bringing a filmmaker like Duncan [Jones] onboard to distill that and bring the incredible cast onboard that he was able to get… we hope that when you see the first trailer for it, you’re going to say ‘OK, this is not what I was expecting.’ He’s an incredibly exciting filmmaker.”

“Warcraft” is slated to hit screens March 2016.