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Film Director Believes Warcraft Movie Could Be First Great Video Game Movie

Written on January 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Director of "Moon" and upcoming "Source Code", Duncan Jones, sat down and expressed his thoughts about video games to movies adaptations. Though disappointed with the adaptations made over the past 20 years, he believes that we can still find a spark of light on the upcoming Warcraft movie. And he extremely envies Sam Raimi.

Duncan Jones, director of Moon and the upcoming Source Code is really cynical when it comes to directors claiming that they’re actual gamers, since film making practically takes up a chunk of a person’s life. Not Duncan Jones, though. Despite the life of a director, he still finds the time to play games during late nights.

When asked if he’s skeptical about the future of video game to movie adaptations, he vividly points out the aspects alot of directors missed in the past years:

“I definitely think there is an intangible aspect of video games in the interactivity that a film is never going to capture. But that is not what a game adaptation needs to be. A good game adaptation is where you find the story or the emotional aspect that’s at the heart of a computer game and you replicate that on film. It doesn’t mean you need to have first person perspective or try and capture the mechanics of a game. If you’re going to make a film of a game it’s got to be about the essence of why you, the audience, care what’s going on. There are certain games where that will work, and there are certain games where it doesn’t.”

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