It’s been a long, harrowing journey, but it’s almost close to starting. Blizzard has been developing World of Warcraft for a very long time, initially earning excitement for hiring Sam Raimi in 2009, but after the director dropped out last year, the news of Duncan Jones replacing him was bittersweet. He’s undoubtedly a great choice, yet after waiting so long for it to happen, it was natural to question whether the movie would actually happen.
Well now it will. Or at least someone’s paying rent.
Production Weekly has posted that Legendary Pictures has set up its offices for the film at Canadian Motion Picture Park (apparently Azeroth is in Vancouver) with an eye to start production January 13, 2014. So far, the plan to release it in 2015 is still on target. No word yet on whether Aubrey Plaza and Mr. T will star. In fact, there haven’t been any casting announcements yet, but they’re almost guaranteed to land in the coming months.