An article on The Hollywood Reporter from a couple days ago reports that Duncan Jones, director of the awesome Sam Rockwell-starring movie Moon, has been hired to direct the movie adaptation of Warcraft. While it doesn’t have a ton of bearing on the project, Jones is also David Bowie’s son. So, you know, that’s pretty cool.
According to the report, the movie’s coming from Legendary Pictures, the same production company behind Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies, and is slated for a 2015 release. It’s also being written by Charles Leavitt, the screenwriter behind The Mighty and K-Pax among other unproduced films. Not bad.
Based on the strength of Moon alone, I’m pretty interested. How bad could it be?