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!
Great news for fans of Jones’ work who have waited since 2011’s release of his 2nd feature Source Code for more from the BAFTA award winning director.
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
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
One of these projects remains a mystery for now, the other we know will be MUTE which is also being adapted as a graphic novel featuring incredible artwork by Glenn Fabry, Duncan provided an update on that last night too:-
.@jakenutting the mighty @FabryGlenn is dragging himself through broken glass to get it to us. Whats already done is stunning!
As for getting MUTE in front of a camera, it’s something Duncan has been working towards for quite a while (over 10 years). Something he has often joked about being his Don Quixote comparing it to the long drawn out journey Terry Gilliam has been on trying to get his version of Cervantes’ classic novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha made, an experience painfully captured in the documentary of the failed attempt to film it, Lost In La Mancha.
While we wait for more news on exactly what Duncan will be up to next, work continues on WARCRAFT post production getting it ready for release March 16th 2016.
Many of you will be aware of Rodene’s cancer diagnoses in 2011 and her subsequent fight to become free of this disease that affects so many of us and those we love. Having bravely battled the foul beast over the last few years Rodene continues to campaign for awareness of early diagnoses through encouraging all to “Touch Up Your Loved Ones”, if it weren’t for Duncan doing just that they may never have discovered Rodene needed to get checked ASAP in the first place. Continue reading Signed MOON Poster Auction for Rodene Jones’ Tower Cancer Foundation Chartity→
The posting of Blizzard Entertainment’s schedule for BlizzCon 2014 reveals WARCRAFT Director Duncan Jones will be attending the convention to take part in a one hour presentation along with Blizzard’s Chris Metzen (Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development).
Taking place on Friday 7th November 14:15 – 15:15 the schedule teases:
Please join the Warcraft movie director, Duncan Jones, along side Blizzard’s Chris Metzen as the give attendees and viewers at home an exclusive presentation packed with surprises.
Filming completed earlier this year on 23rd of May so the gang are well into post production and were even able to offer an exclusive glimpse of WARCRAFT to attendees of San Diego Comic-Con back in July. That footage is still tightly under wraps but you can read a description of what was screened over on JoBlo. So will the teased surprises include new footage that the rest of us will get to see? We’ll have to wait and see what occurs on the 7th November…
If you’re unable to attend BlizzCon 2014 and want to get all the info on World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo & StarCraft as well as that one hour WARCRAFT movie panel with Chris Metzen & Duncan Jones, you can pick up a virtual ticket and watch over 60 hours of convention footage streamed live to your desktop.
WARCRAFT is scheduled for release March 11th 2016.
A few days before the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18th September 2014 MOON, Source Code and Warcraft director Duncan Jones shared his thoughts on the situation via his Twitter account.