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

Monday, 3 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.”