As you may well know by now if you’ve been with us for a while, the best place to find out what Duncan is up to is to follow him on Twitter. If you are following him there you may have already seen this, if not, it looks like we have a freshly completed script for MUTE! Continue reading Duncan Jones Teases MUTE Progress With Script Picture
Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Hall H Legendary Panel later today (14:30 – 15:30 California, 22:30 – 23:30 GMT) the official WARCRAFT Twitter account have released two SDCC Exclusive character posters.
There’s plenty going on as well as the main Legendary panel in Hall H later including separate Alliance and Horde signing sessions, full details of today’s events here. The ‘Two Worlds. One Home’ line ties in nicely with the expanded synopsis.
Aah MUTE, a dark Sci-Fi film Duncan Jones has been trying to get made since 2009. A love letter to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a film set in the same cinematic universe as Duncan’s highly acclaimed debut feature MOON. A film fans of Duncan’s work have been yearning for since hearing about it back in 2009. A film that may now get made BEFORE WARCRAFT is released on June 10th 2016.
Speaking exclusively to Empire last night at the opening preview evening of SDCC15 where WARCRAFT is taking centre stage, Duncan said the words we’ve been wanting to hear for a very long time:-
“Dark Horse and Glenn Fabry and myself have been working on the graphic novel for MUTE for years now – literally years – and there’s a very good chance, if I can squeeze it in in these 11 months, that you’ll see the film before you see the graphic novel.”
“It’s 11 months to sneak in my little indie sci-fi before Warcraft comes out, I got Moon done in 11 months.”
Duncan has often compared the attempts to get MUTE made to those made by one of his cinematic heroes Terry Gilliam with his version of Don Quixote, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Well it looks like Gilliam will finally be getting his film made. Maybe, if we’re very lucky, Duncan will finally get to make MUTE. Cross ALL the thingies!
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Outside of SDCC and BlizzCon, no one has seen any footage from WARCRAFT since shooting began back in January 2014. There’s been much speculation that Duncan Jones and the gang will be screening a trailer, or at least a teaser, on Saturday during the Legendary Warcraft panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, but nothing definite. “What trailer?” has been Duncan’s response to anyone who asks. So, it came as a great surprise on Wednesday evenings SDCC15 preview evening when Legendary revealed a Virtual Reality app that enables viewers to take to the skys of Azeroth flying over Stormwind on the back of a Gryphon.
Created by ILM, the Legendary VR app for iOS and Android devices gives viewers the chance to immerse themselves in three Legendary films when used in conjuction with Google Cardboard (which some wag called Shaun Hildner over on Twitter called Oculus Thrift). Cool, huh?
WARCRAFT: THE SKIES OF AZEROTH
SOAR THROUGH THE EPIC WORLD OF THE WARCRAFT MOVIE
Prepare yourself for a spectacular first look at the cinematic envisioning of Warcraft. Climb aboard the back of the mythic Gryphon and ride the skies over Azeroth*: a fantasy realm as dangerous as it is beautiful.
“But I’ve not got Oculus Thrift” you say, no problem. You can run the app and view footage from WARCRAFT, Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim without. Fire up the app, launch your choice of film and move your device around 360 degrees to view all around.
Legendary VR is rolling out Worldwide on iOS and Android so keep checking if it’s not hit your region just yet.
*In flight meals not provided, you eat what you can catch
The population of San Diego increases a wee bit this week as Comic-Con 2015, the massive entertainment and comic convention, opens it’s doors to welcome film, TV, game and comic fans from all over the world.
Legendary will have a large presence again this year featuring a large booth (#3920), panels featuring cast from their slate of new films, and signing sessions. Lot’s to see, lots to do, so where and when do we get to hear about WARCRAFT?
Saturday July 11th is the day to keep yer peepers on whether you’re there or following updates online.
Legendary’s main panel takes place on Saturday July 11th 14:30 – 15:30. Hosted by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick the panel will include WARCRAFT Director Duncan Jones and, if signing session announcements provide a clue, main cast members too.
There are two WARCRAFT signing sessions on Saturday July 11th at Legendary booth #3920, keeping the warring factions of Azeroth apart. 12:20-12:50 is where you can meet The Alliance, 15:45-16:15 it’s the turn of The Horde. If you are at SDCC15 you’ll want to get over to the Legendary booth ASAP as these will be ticketed sessions that are bound to have their ticket allocation taken up very quickly.
If you’re not at SDCC15 and want to follow along with updates on Twitter, follow hashtags #LegendarySDCC #WarcraftMovie #SDCC & #SDCC15.
Looks like we may have more than WARCRAFT to look forward to from Duncan Jones after he announced via his Twitter account that he is working on something that may shoot before the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment‘s MMORPG game is released in June next year.
Trying to put together a little indie to shoot before Warcraft comes out. Feels GOOD to be problem solving with this kind of stuff again!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 24, 2015
As to what this “little indie” may be, Jones is remaining tight lipped on further details at the moment. Keep an eye on Duncan’s Twitter account over the next few months for more details on new projects and the build up to the June 11th release of WARCRAFT.
Exclusively revealed by Wired earlier today here is the first official glimpse at what director Duncan Jones and the magicians over at Industrial Light & Magic have been working on ahead of the worldwide release of WARCRAFT in June 2016. Say hello to Ogrim Doomhammer (Robert Kazinsky).
This is the first time most of us have seen even the slightest glimpse of what the gang have been up to (besides those lucky enough to have seen footage at last years BlizzCon), and reaction to Duncan’s tweet announcing the images have been rather positive.
“Can’t tell you what a relief it is to FINALLY have at least something released from Warcraft for you all to see!” – Duncan Jones
“it’s so beautiful why am I crying?” – @ColibriVGP
“Holy fuckballs, that’s some next level CGI.” – @MildlyAmused
“Wow. It really looks like Chris Metzen’s art come to life.” – @fMRI_guy
“fyi some people on the mmo champion forums thought it was all make up. So yeah, pretty great work.” – @josejacas
WARCRAFT will be released on June 11th 2016, plenty of time for you to show your allegiance now and decide whether you are:-
Check over on Wired for another piccy of the handsome beast and further info from Duncan.
Duncan Jones’ much anticipated big screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s massively popular MMO World of Warcraft has had it’s release date moved from March 11th 2016 to June 10th 2016.
“Nooooooo!!!” I hear you cry “We’ve had to wait so long and now we have to wait even longer, what does this mean?” Well…
Got good news & bad news. Uni have decided Warcraft deserves to be a summer flick. Yay! Bad news, that means we have to wait till June 2016!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) April 24, 2015
So you see, this move is a big vote of confidence from distributor Universal Pictures, as Steve Weintraub at Collider says:-
Now I understand why WARCRAFT wasn't shown today. It's moving to June 10, 2016. This means studio is very confident in the film.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 23, 2015
So adjust your diaries and prepare for a summer blockbuster! And while you’re waiting maybe it’s time you declared your allegiance and decide whether you will fight for the Alliance or fight for the Horde.
Akber Ahmed popped up on Twitter earlier today to draw attention to a set of “New Age Psychedelia” style film posters he’s just released featuring Duncan Jones’ MOON, so we thought you’d enjoy a look at what Duncan Jones himself described as “Beautiful work!”
Here’s the project description from Akber over on his site where you can view his versions of posters for DRIVE and NIGHTCRAWLER too:-
“Every few years a film is released that is generation defining. It stands as a testament to the times it was made in as well as the mindset of the masses. The best of these carry a universal message that holds true even decades after the film is released.”
“This series revolves around the modern cinematic masterpieces of this generation. Although we may be bombarded with blockbuster films all year round, a true cinephile can spot the diamonds in the rough. While perhaps not the greatest commercial successes, these films are groundbreaking and their cult status has been cemented. These films have also served as vehicles for some of the finest actors of our time.”
“The films have been done in the psychedelic poster style made famous by the 1960’s love generation. As this is a modern take on the style, the term I use for this is New Age Psychedelia, not to be confused with the music genre Neo-Psychedelia.”
Talking about MOON specifically Akber said:-
“Why did I choose Moon? Well the answer is quite simple. The film reinvented the sci-fi genre and Sam Rockwell’s career-defining performance as Sam Bell really made us feel the isolation one would feel 250,000 miles from home.”
“In my opinion, the real secret ingredient is Duncan Jones.”
Thanks to Akber for creating such a great poster and allowing is to share.
Pop over to his site now to view more detail on MOON and the rest of Akber’s work: akberahmed.com
WARCRAFT Driector Duncan Jones just caused hearts to flutter a tad by teasing his followers over on twitter with…
The first Warcraft trailer… https://t.co/sKxHXqtcHG (you hate me now, don't you.)
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) March 2, 2015
Evil little monkey! Is he teasing there may be an actual trailer for the WARCRAFT film currently in post production set for release March 11th 2016? Follow Duncan over on Twitter to find out…