By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, IGN
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King
I was recently talking to one of the employees over Blizzard and was surprised to discover that the cinematic trailer for the WOW expansion, The Wrath of the Lich King, took many months to create. In all honesty, there wasn't all that to the clip save for some narration, scenery and some quick(er) segments towards the end. How long was that video? Two minutes maybe? Considering that Blizzard was willing to blow months working on a cinematic trailer for an expansion to their ever-popular World of Warcraft, it comes as no surprise that the gaming company is taking the possible Warcraft movie just as seriously.
Talking with IGN, Blizzard has announced that they have begun looking for some people to write and direct a possible Warcraft adaptation.
I say possible Warcraft movie as one shouldn't count anything as official until at least some pre-production has begun. Announcing their talent search, Blizzard acknowledges that they will do all they can to make a movie deserving of the Warcraft title.
"Legendary Pictures is currently trying to assign some names to write the screenplay and find someone to direct it, so it's still really early in production," said Blizzard executive VP of product development Frank Pearce. "They want to make sure they get the right talent for those different parts, especially the screenwriting because that's the foundation for the movie."
Will the film be full CGI?
"[The idea] has come up in discussions but it's not something we've really considered because it takes so long to generate just the brief amount of footage that we create for the game," he said, adding, "It would definitely be really cool. There's no question about that, it's just that the quantity of work that it would take is more than we're willing to take on at this point."