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2-03-2010 @ 3:10PM
I agree. I don't think a "live action" movie would do so hot.I think a CGI version would fair better- at a minimum the same quality as the game cinematics. At best, something along the lines of Beowulf (or better, as I'm sure the technology by then will be).
2-03-2010 @ 3:19PM
I would think along the lines of Avatar - live action actors, but with 'digital make-up'.
2-03-2010 @ 4:05PM
Even if they did it like LOTR it would be fine. The problem is, there's no way it's going to have the same budget.
2-03-2010 @ 5:30PM
The thing is, it takes a along time and a lot of money to make those intro movies, even with them as short as they are. The attention to detail is staggering! And remember Avatar took 12 years to make... and it had an absolutely huge budget. Beowulf was good but it felt weird watching it. Let them take their time, after all as the column suggests we're used to waiting for things ;)
2-03-2010 @ 6:33PM
Definitely agreeing with this.
2-03-2010 @ 7:15PM
The only reason Avatar took 12 years to make and so much money is James Cameron INVENTED all the technology he used to make it. Now they can use the gear he made to make these types of movies for a good bit cheaper.
2-03-2010 @ 7:18PM
I have yet to hear anyone claim that live-action is a better idea. -_- I'm no different. I really don't see why they're still going with live-action, unless they're using tech like Avatar and considering it live-action. I doubt it though, especially since that is very new, top of the line technology.On that note, the technology used for Avatar would fit perfectly for this kind of production, imo. I really wish Blizz would use a lot of their own people though. Just from watching their most recent cinematics they have great cinematography, etc. and then, hopefully, we wouldn't have any stupid, unnecessary changes to the world/lore/characters. Of course they need a company for equipment, distribution, etc. since it's not full CGI. I don't know. I'm just really worried about this whole thing. It could be one of the greatest films of all time, if done completely right, or it could be a total, abhorrent disaster.
2-04-2010 @ 3:25AM
Alanid, you thought Avatar was short? I loved the movie, but short, it was not.
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