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Duncan Jones to direct Warcraft game movie

Published on Feb 2, 2013 5:57 AM
Film director Duncan Jones of movies such as Moon and Source Code. -- PHOTO: JONATHAN WENK

LONDON (REUTERS) - British film-maker Duncan Jones has signed up to direct a movie based on the popular videogame World of Warcraft, according to a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The film, which industry estimates say will cost more than US$100 million (S$124 million) to make, would be a major step up for the director behind the acclaimed low-budget space drama Moon and sci-fi thriller Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

"We are pleased to announce that Duncan Jones...has signed on with Legendary Pictures to direct the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe," the statement said.

In a post on his Twitter feed, 41-year-old Jones, who is singer Daivd Bowie's son, added: "So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper move of a video game. I've always said its possible. Got to DO it now!"

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