So, I have this idea for a great movie. It's about two gnomes who find a bracelet of power, and they have to take it to the Burning Steppes and cast it into the Cauldron. They form the Brotherhood of the Bracelet. Along the way they're trailed by a murloc named Gottom, who's obsessed with the bracelet, and nine bracelet bogeymen. It could be a three-parter, called 'Ruler of the Bracelet'. The first part would be called 'The Brotherhood of the Bracelet', followed by 'A Couple of Towers', with the climactic ending called 'Hey, the King's Back!'
I love it. Best completely original fantasy story ever.
Do we have an estimate on how many tons of cocaine it took to greenlight and make this?
Is Gandalf in this one?
|Caminante Nocturno |
I sure hope the Skaven show up in this movie!
Not as much as the .9 BILLION they just threw away buying Candy Crush.
Ooh that'll hurt.
A movie like this can make money, if its good.
a couple of articles i've read point out that short-term it's a way to save on taxes for foreign-held money (roughly 1 billion worth of taxes), not to mention getting the massive mobile game infrastructure and user data that King has, the latter of which is literally worth its weight in gold
6 billion is probably still too much, but it's hardly the "wtf blizzard are you drunk?????" shit i've been seeing nonstop from myopic nerds
yeah it was early and i used literally improperly like a common plebe, i am legit mad at myself
Data has a small weight in electrons and such.
(Don't get philosophical)
No, you can't just forbid us from "getting philosophical" and call it a day, because you're talking about two different things. The physical media we ued to store and transmit *representations* of data (such as paper, chunks of brain matter, or computer harddrives) can have weight, but user data itself is a non-real, massless construct.
Don't even get me started on the weight of physical media used to store user data versus its value in gold, SolRo, because I spent the morning doing calculations about this on the bus, and TRUST ME, it's not an argument you can win!
If data isn't being stored or transmitted, thus having a physical state, it does not exist.
Main movie is 75 mins long. First 15 mins are a pre-order only special from Gamestop, dialogue for certain characters are unlockable via DLC. Limited edition comes with a plastic hammer and a multiplayer VIP pass
I'm only interested if there are fishing scenes.
With main characters or is a brief side gag enough?
Two Jar Slave
What are the odds they'll make a 'grinding mobs' joke? Do you think this will be that winky?
|Two Jar Slave |
I fondly remember reading the short stories included in the instruction books for Warcraft 1 and 2, complete with cool 90s-looking ink drawings of goblins and sorcerers and whatnot. (The instruction booklet short story was an artform that reached its peak in Blizzard's confident hands, as far as I know.) The "lore" of these games was always fun, gritty, and consistent, like a decent Conan pastiche. Then you have Blizzard's CGI cutscenes, which were always some of the finest in the bizz. I know WoW was overexposed ten years ago, and there's little reason to want to see more of that miserable MMO, but I don't see how basing a movie off of its extensive backstory is necessarily a bad idea. It'll be pulpy, expensive-looking young adult fantasy. It won't have the integrity of, say, a Tolkien adaptation, but I think I'm down for what this is.
I would rather Hollywood go back to making LotR knock-offs than continue with the discounter Hunger Games fad.
That's a good point, but the same could be said for Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy (oh yeah they tried that one) and countless other games-made-movies with mythos that read as well as any novel.. maybe some day one will stick and actually be good.
And it's actually a little unfair that people (including myself) automatically assume a film's going to suck because it was a game. For me it was my disillusionment with Final Fantasy, which I was very excited for. But take something like Mad Max: I knew it as a NES game before I knew it was a movie, and even with the new one the game came out first, etc. etc. and the movie watches like you're playing a game. They could've just as easily called that movie Borderlands the way it plays out, but then nobody would've seen it.
Also it should be in the related videos at the end and it's an interview not worth submitting, but the director REALLY knows his shit about Warcraft. Can't speak for all directors but I'm guessing a lot of them who directed videogame movies never played the source material, like not reading a book before making an adaptation of it.
And I love Warcraft. WC2 was my favorite game and first online experience with a friend (when mom didn't need the phone) and besides that guy I was WC2 champion of the world. So I dunno, nobody will see it, it'll probably suck, but I'm at least a little happy that Warcraft has gotten a movie made out of it, given that I watched those cutscenes a thousand million times.
Two Jar Slave
Yeah, I guess that's it: I'm not saying this will be good, necessarily, just that there's no reason it has to be bad. I'm still holding out hope for a couple good game adaptations, especially cool elder statesman games like Warcraft, Myst, or Alpha Centauri.
I never did see Prince of Persia. Maybe I'll check that one out, see how far they've come since Mario Bros. and Resident Evil.
Two Jar Slave
Oh, holy shit. Duncan Jones is directing this? That's a very strange choice. 'Moon' has become one of my favourite modern movies, but I wonder how his style will translate to genre being referred to by the wiki as "American epic fantasy".
Incidentally, this needs the "American Epic Fantasy" tag.
It turns out that the humans and the orcs are both from the same original clone, something like that.
So we have a Warcraft movie, and an Assassin's Creed movie coming out next year, both with budgets exceeding 0 million, and a Ratchet and Clank movie.
It's like a hundred video game adaptation box office flops have taught these companies nothing.
What? An Assassin's Creed movie sounds so stupid. It was kind of cool in the game how you went in and out of history and the gaming corporation you're working for, breaking the 4th wall and such, but that's been around forever in film since forever.
|Binro the Heretic |
I played the first "Warcraft" on my old Windows 3.1 PC back in 1995 or 1996 and it just didn't resonate with me. I was surprised it got sequels, spin-offs and eventually morphed into a MMORPG that became like heroin to a lot of video game players.
This looks like a lot of big stupid fun and, since I know nothing of the world or story or characters, I could probably enjoy watching it.
I don't think I ever played Warcraft 1, but Warcraft 2 was the shit and that's the only thing in the Warcraft universe I've played. It's free now and people (including myself) still play it the way people still play Team Fortress 2. With the possible exception of C&C Red Alert, Warcraft 2 was the best ever RTS.
I didn't like the first Warcraft either (I was a Dune II fanboy), but part 2 was a pretty big step up just in terms of production value. That's when Blizzard started to pull ahead of the pack.
Myth > every other RTS, though. Always and forever.
Two Jar Slave
I guess you're both forgetting about Age of Empire III. I'll let it slide this time.
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