Considering that they’ve been trying to get a film made since 2006, and with the intent of not making a G/PG movie, every new step of the way it feels like the bottom will fall out of a World of Warcraft movie. Things did turn more serious and firm this past January when Duncan Jones signed on to direct it based on a script by Charles Leavitt. Some test footage from Legendary Pictures was showcased during SDCC, but that was pretty much just a proof of concept kind of piece. Now the news has come down that a firm production date has been set for January 13th, 2014 in Vancouver for the feature. And that means we’ll start getting more casting news soon and other crew additions of note.
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) August 28, 2013
The plot of the film is supposedly bsaed on The Last Guardian novel, but that has not been fully confirmed at this point in time, and it could just be using it as a launch basis for things.
“The Guardians of Tirisfal: a line of champions imbued with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion. Medivh was fated from birth to become the greatest and most powerful of this noble order. But from the beginning a darkness tainted his soul, corrupting his innocence and turning to evil the powers that should have fought for good. Torn by two destinies, Medivh’s struggle against the malice within him became one with the fate of Azeroth itself…and changed the world forever.”