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10 Plot Ideas For Duncan Jones' World Of Warcraft Movie
The Ballad Of Leeroy Jenkins, anyone?

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The project has been flirting with development for years now but this week the World of Warcraft took one step closer to reality when Moon director Duncan Jones was officially announced as the man to make it happen. Cue frantic speculation as to what form the film will take. We've cast back into Azerothian lore to come up with 10 possible storylines to mull over while Jones sets about assembling his party (ManMadeMoon: "LFM WoWMovie 40. 1st boss down - No DKs, Ret Pallys or ninjas plz!").

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10 Plot Ideas For Duncan Jones' World Of Warcraft Movie  | 1. Arrival Of The Orcs
1. Arrival Of The Orcs

Although the movie is ostensibly adapting World Of Warcraft, it could well draw on lore that predates that MMORPG game and is found in the earlier RTS iterations in the series, which began with Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. Starting right at the beginning would essentially make it a fantasy alien-invasion movie in which the people of Azeroth’s Eastern Kingdoms suddenly have to contend with the arrival of the cursed orcish Horde from the shattered world Draenor (or Outland) through the Dark Portal. If they’re serious about this as a franchise, this would seem a logical starting point. And it ends with the orcs winning, which would make for lovely sequel-bait. w00t.

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1 Number 10, please!
It could be like the great, short-lived series Ace Lightning. More

Posted by cliff126 on Friday July 19, 2013, 10:55

2 Leeroy Jenkins
That was absolutely hilarious hearing all those nerdy guys sitting in their mom's basement planning this military-style attack that they've failed with before (waaayyy too much time on their hands, lol). Then old Leeroy just goes "fuck it", goes in and all the nerdy guys are droning: "oh fuck...oh shit...oh god." More

Posted by BenTramer on Monday February 11, 2013, 00:00

3 Leeeeeroy Jeeeenkins
They should so make that into a film, the tagline could be 'At least I have chicken.' I don't know anything else about the game other than Leeroy Jenkins made me chuckle, oh and the South Park episode is funny too More

Posted by edjones95 on Thursday February 7, 2013, 19:58

4 I am worried
There is a 99% chance that this film will be a huge budget box office failure... and WoW fans will get even more grief from average joes! More

Posted by patrickjamesgreen on Tuesday February 5, 2013, 22:39

5 Rather dissapointed ...
... that Duncan Jones has picked up the gauntlet for this. I've enjoyed his work to date (Moon, Source Code), and it would be a great shame for him to get tarred if this turns out to be a turkey. There's an army of players out there just waiting to pan this movie. Still, who knows? He may pull it off... better yet he may change his mind! More

Posted by Morteus on Tuesday February 5, 2013, 22:11

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Here's a suggestion Blizzard - if you're adamant about making this movie, get your ridiculously talented bods to do the whole thing in CGI. That way, you keep the look of the games and we don't end up with actors in awful prosthetics. As a side note though, I think making a film about WoW is a rubbish idea. More

Posted by TheUKCrazyhorse on Tuesday February 5, 2013, 13:49

7 Movies based on video games are horrible!
Now and forever! More

Posted by Pelle on Monday February 4, 2013, 19:50

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