In light of the recent news about the WoW movie, WoW Insider thought we'd prepare a short recap of its history. We begin way, way back in 2006, when it was first announced that Blizzard and Legendary Pictures had agreed to collaborate on a live-action representation of the Warcraft universe. Since then, the movie has gone through several changes, in a six-year on-again-off-again saga. This is explored in more depth in the video above, but I'll summarize some of the key dates here:
- 2006: Warcraft movie announced, Legendary and Blizzard collaborate
- 2009: Writer Gary Whitta leaves, Sam Raimi is announced as Director with Chris Metzen.
- 2009: Robert Rodat is announced as screenwriter
- 2010: Announcement at BlizzCon that the script is "pretty much laid down"
- 2012: In July Sam Raimi left the team
- 2012: In August, Variety announced that Charles Leavitt was the new writer
- 2013: In January, Duncan Jones is announced as the new Director
- 2013: April sees the announcement that VFX will be handled by Bill Westenhofer
- 2013: Slashfilm asserts that the film will release in 2015, filming starting in January 2014.