Bowie’s son “hugely jealous” of Raimi directing WoW movie, could be first “good” game film

Monday, 3rd January 2011 16:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Duncan Jones, the director of movie Moon, says he’s “hugely jealous” of director Sam Raimi being the man in charge of the World of Warcraft movie.

“I’m very cynical of the number of directors who say they’re actual gamers,” he told BadAss Digest (via NME).

“I’m a real gamer and I think there are less real gamers involved in directing only because you have to spend so much time making films that there’s no time to be a hardcore gamer. I’m just slightly insane and I stay up all night playing games.”

Jones, who also happens to be David Bowie’s son, also reckons it could just be the first “good” game-to-film adaptation.

“I’m hugely jealous of Sam Raimi. I really believe World of Warcraft could be the launch of computer games as good films. From the little I’ve read of interviews with him the way he’s approaching it makes so much sense. It’s not worrying about how the game plays, it’s about creating the world of the game and investing the audience in that world.”

The last heard on the WoW movie was that it was put on the backburner. But at BlizzCon last October, Blizzard loremaster Chris Metzen made a massive vow: “We are going to do it right.”



  1. Hunam

    You copied the same bit twice there Johnny :P

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    *father Jack* FECK OFF!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Father Ted reference? Loved that show :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. earlyrock

    Ya big Bollocks! :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    duncan jones is a legend!! :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    But will Xena be in it?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    moons an awesome filim

    #7 4 years ago
  8. scuz

    Duncan Jones will be alright without the world of warcraft movie under his belt. He’s not ready for it imo, he needs to build up to the super summer blockbusters. Grind some more.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    Why have people suddenly cottoned on to Duncan Jones being Bowie’s son?

    When Moon was released I never EVER saw anyone refer to him as anything other than Duncan Jones.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The_Deleted

    Jones obviously hasn’t seen Spidey 3.

    Yeah, fuck you, Raimi.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. onlineatron


    Or perhaps he’s seen Evil Dead 1&2, Spiderman 1&2, Drag me to Hell and chooses to ignore Raimi’s one bad film?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. The_Deleted

    All the Spidey films were pretty poor, the choice of actors re: Parker and MJ chief amongst them.
    As usual it’s up to the villains to carry the movies. Apart from 3, all of them were woeful.
    Evil Dead 1 & 2 are superb, but a two belters at the start of a career when he has everything to prove and the passion to carry it through, doesn’t mean his films will be worth a damn in later years. Drag me to Hell was pish.
    It’s like comparing the first Korn album to Korn III ( nine albums down the line).
    The thrill is gone, baby.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Mike

    How can a WoW film be made when the game doesn’t actually have a story?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    I’m betting Raimi goes with the Lich King & his unread legions storyline. Raimi loves Zombies.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. SwiftRanger

    Up until WoW WarCraft did have a great story, sure, Blizzard collected plenty of sci-fi/fantasy tropes but it was cohesive and clicked. The WarCraft II manual alone is great to read. Forcing a story onto an MMO though has made it irrelevant. There’s too much of everything now in it.

    As for Spiderman, the animated cartoons beat the hell out of the movies in a way it isn’t even funny anymore.

    #15 4 years ago
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