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Ben Foster Reveals Role In Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft,' Says It Will Be "One Helluva 3D Event"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 3:53 PM
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Filming has wrapped and so begins the lengthy post-production process on "Warcraft," Universal's big budget role of the dice on the hugely popular MMO game. Movies based on button mashers have had a tricky run to the big screen, with translating an interact experience to a passive one not always an easy bridge to cross. But "Moon" and "Source Code" director Duncan Jones has certainly excited at least one member of his cast, Ben Foster, who is already speaking glowingly about the project, and has revealed his role in the somewhat secretive tentpole.

Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell & Rob Kazinsky Take Up 'Warcraft' For Duncan Jones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 4, 2013 7:48 PM
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It was only a matter of time before Duncan Jones entered the blockbuster world. His debut "Moon" managed a huge amount with a fairly slim budget, he stepped up to a bigger canvas effectively with "Source Code," and he's been linked with big projects like "The Wolverine," "Man Of Steel" and "Catching Fire" over the last few years. But the helmer, a keen videogamer, was finally lured to the megabudget world by "Warcraft," Legendary's adaptation of the popular series of fantasy video games.

Michael Mann’s Cybercrime Thriller Hits January 2015, ‘Warcraft’ Moves To March 2016 To Make Way For ‘Star Wars 7’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 27, 2013 4:16 PM
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Universal Pictures and their new partners at Legendary Pictures (they said "see ya later" to Warner Bros. this year after “Pacific Rim”) have unveiled a quintet of release dates for their 2015/2016 season. Let’s get right to it. The first and perhaps most disappointing news is that Michael Mann’s untitled project (a cybercrime thriller set in Hong Kong starring Chris Hemsworth) has been dated for January 16, 2015. January is a crappy date, so it sucks, right? Well, for one, we’ll see if that date sticks, for two, Ron Howard’s Hemsworth-starring “In The Heart of The Sea” opens two months later and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a few months after that, so perhaps the studio is just trying to strategize around those dates.

Judy Greer Is One Of Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women, Children’; Sigourney Weaver Joins 'Chappie' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 4:01 PM
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Seeing as "Labor Day" is already done with its cursory festival appearance and headed to theaters in December, Jason Reitman is already gearing up work on his next movie, "Men, Women, Children." Judy Greer has joined the cast of Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz in the story of junior high age kids and their parents, living in the era of the interwebs.

Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Gearing Up With Paula Patton Nabbing Lead, Colin Farrell In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2013 5:55 PM
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Oh right, "Warcraft"... We sort of forgot the big-screen version of the massively popular video game was in the works, with "Moon"-helmer Duncan Jones signing on to direct at the beginning of the year. Given how long this movie has been in development—Sam Raimi was once attached, before exiting—it was no sign that it would be moving forward with any speed. But it looks as though Jones has the wheels firmly turning on this, with casting getting underway.

Sam Raimi Explains Why He Left Both 'Spider-Man 4' & 'World Of Warcraft'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 5, 2013 3:26 PM
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It seems as if after "Spider-Man 3," all the king's horses and all the king's men just couldn't put Spidey back together again. Famously, series architect Sam Raimi tried with an attempt at a fourth film featuring John Malkovich as the Vulture, with Anne Hathaway in an unspecified role believed to be the Black Cat. Chatting with Vulture (the site, not the villain) as his next film "Oz The Great And Powerful" opens this weekend, Sam Raimi he finally opened up about the aborted project, which was canceled in favor of last summer's reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Duncan Jones To Direct 'World Of Warcraft'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 30, 2013 7:47 PM
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Sam Raimi bailed on it last summer, but Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures soldiered on, quickly hiring "Blood Diamond" writer Charles Leavitt to punch up the script (presumably the same one that left Raimi disatisfied with the prospect of directing the movie). They vowed to keep "World of Warcraft" afloat and they have done so by hiring "Moon" and "Source Code" filmmaker Duncan Jones to direct the live-adaptation of the popular video game. While "Source Code" was ambitious and bigger in scope then the intimate, small-scale sci-fi film "Moon," Jones will really be diving in head-first to big budget tentpole status with this one.

'World Of Warcraft' Continues Journey To The Big Screen With 'Blood Diamond' Writer Charles Leavitt

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 3, 2012 10:17 AM
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If engaging in the game's online world just isn't enough for you, never fear as Blizzard Entertainment continue to develop their massively popular video game "World of Warcraft" for the big screen, with a new writer coming on board. Director Sam Raimi and screenwriter Robert Rodat ("Saving Private Ryan") had been working on the project for years, but at the San Diego Comic-Con, Raimi admitted that his commitment to "Oz The Great and Powerful" had forced Blizzard and Legendary Entertainment to move on "to another director" -- one that has yet to be named.

Sam Raimi Unplugs From 'World Of Warcraft'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 18, 2012 8:20 AM
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At the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, director Sam Raimi helped promote his upcoming "Oz The Great and Powerful" by revealing the first trailer for the quasi-prequel. During the panel, Raimi answered a question about his long-developing adaptation of "The Shadow," and revealed that the project wasn't moving forward because they couldn't get the script right. Add another gestating project to the scrap heap, as Raimi is also no longer working on video game adaptation "World of Warcraft."

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