Duncan Jones says Warcraft movie could be great

"I'm hugely jealous of Sam Raimi"

Duncan Jones, director of Moon and the upcoming Source Code, is a talent to watch.

His low-budget lunar debut helped him shed the 'David Bowie's son' tag, and Source Code looks like it'll be an extremely inventive sci-fi thriller.

Jones has never been one to hide his geeky tendencies, and in a recent chat with Badass Digest, he spoke of his love for videogames, and asserted his belief that World of Warcraft could be the first truly great videogame movie.

Of his gaming passion, Jones said: "I'm very cynical of the number of directors who say they're actual gamers."

"I'm a real gamer and I think there are less real gamers involved in directing only because you have to spend so much time making films that there's no time to be a hardcore gamer."

"I'm just slightly insane and I stay up all night playing games."

Jones went on to say: "I'm hugely jealous of Sam Raimi… I really believe World of Warcraft could be the launch of computer games as good films."

"And from the little I've read of interviews with him the way he's approaching it makes so much sense. It's not worrying about how the game plays, it's about creating the world of the game and investing the audience in that world."

With Raimi busy on Oz at the moment, could Jones be the person to step up and bring Warcraft to the screen?

If he could bring the same sensibilities to a huge-scale fantasy epic that he brought to Moon, we'd be all for it.

Would Jones be a good choice for Warcraft? Let us know who you'd like to see direct it...

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 30th 2010, 17:00

      So its about fat guys not leaving home or getting laid, then :D

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