Duncan Jones, director of Moon and Source Code, has been picked to helm Warcraft, the adaptation of the popular online video game World Of Warcraft. Legendary Pictures will be producing the live-action adaptation.
The project is expected to have a budget north of $100 million, making it the biggest budget that Jones has had to work with.
The project has been under development for several years now, with Sam Raimi attached to direct. He dropped out last July in order to concentrate on Oz: The Great And Powerful. In late 2009 when Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat was hired to write an original script, though the Hollywood Reporter is saying that there is now a new version written by Charles Leavitt. Jones has had a in the screenplays for Moon and Source Code so it is possible that he might take a pass through the script himself.
As of now, Warners and Legendary is looking at getting the film in front of cameras next fall for a 2015 release.