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Blizzard’s World of Warcraft Movie Coming Soon: Directed by Uwe Boll!

In Gaming, MMO, Movies, RPG on July 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm

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Uwe Boll Presents…

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Pardon my attempt at humor. It was in poor taste. I could not resist. You can breathe easy, it’s not a Uwe Boll film. In fact, in an MTV article Boll talked about the time he tried to get the movie rights for World of Warcraft:

“I got in contact with Paul Sams of Blizzard, and he said, ‘We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you. Because it’s such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.”

I’m sure that’s quite a relief to most Warcraft fans, and as you may already know plans for the movie have been in the works for a while now, and it will be told from an Alliance perspective. Blizzard has recently issued an announcement saying that Sam Raimi, director of the recent Spiderman movies, will be directing the movie. To read the full announcement on the Blizzard site click on the image below.

Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Present...

Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Present...

Cinematic Work From Blizzard

Here’s a video on some info about the movie from the Legendary Pictures panel at Blizzcon ’07. I’m hoping for a teaser trailer of the movie by Blizzcon ’09 this August — fingers crossed!

This ought to easily become a major hit. Combining the massive 11.5 million+ subscriber base, an even larger base of former players, and the feral charm of the Warcraft universe, my money’s on the movie setting box office records.  It is a well-known fact in the gaming community — Blizzard’s CGI movies for their games are in a class of their own. Ever since Warcraft III Blizzard has been making one incredible trailer after the next, and with the Diablo III trailer released a while back they really REALLY out did themselves.

For those who haven’t seen some of Blizzard’s trailers let me include the Youtube links to the four World of Warcraft trailers and some of their other work.


This is one World of Warcraft trailer that hasn’t been seen by many fans as it it shipped, pre-launch, with the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos CDs. It shows its age, but back in 2002/2003 it was big news.


World of Warcraft – Original Trailer


WoW – Burning Crusade


WoW – Wrath of the Lich King Expansion


My Personal Favourite – Diablo III

I was a little sad when I found out the WoW movie will not be CGI 😦 … 90-120 mins of Blizzard’s awesome CGI work would be an unparalleled cinematic experience. What a pity, but I still think it’s going to be good. Until then… Zil’nok!


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