MTV are reporting that the movie adaptation of Warcraft now appears to have a title, ‘Warcraft: The Rise Of The Lich King’. The title falls in-line with a recently released NY Times best-selling book, “Arthas: Rise of the Lich King”. However, they cite the source of this information to be the unreliable and socially powered IMDB.com, which has since removed the phrase.
If we are to believe the subtitle and that the movie will follow in the footsteps of the book, then the plot would revolve around Arthas Menethil,
a once-noble prince and warrior who becomes a fearsome tyrant known as the Lich King.
I’d take this with a big grain of salt and instead wait for some official word.
Blizzard is hot right now, what with Starcraft 2 on its way and WoW continuing to dominate. Now we are hearing rumors of a Diablo adaptation for the big screen. These rumors came about when “Diablo” was spotted in the “In Development” section of Legendary Pictures’ website. This notice has since been removed and Blizzard have been characteristically silent on the whole matter. Coming from an official source this is hard to classify as merely rumor, though lack of an official press statement and the notice’s removal does warrant this labelling.
Nobody really knows what’s going on at the moment — except that the Warcraft Motion Picture is still in development.
We’ll keep you tuned should any developments arise.
An undisclosed source at a news site called “The Instance” claims to have insider information with regards to the Warcraft movie adaptation. At such an early stage any information like this is most certainly false and this has been classified as a rumor — which is giving this far too much credit. Im not even sure actors are involved in the process yet — firstly a director needs to be named.
If you see this information repeated anywhere, know that this was an April Fool’s joke/prank. People have been talking about these details as if they were facts and I am dispelling them now.
“I’m a personal assistant for a very well-known actor, and I’ve just handed him a complete script treatment for the new Warcraft movie. It’s going to be called “Warcraft: The Fall of Quel’Thalas”, and it looks like it may be the first of a proposed trilogy, with a second part called “The Caverns Of Time” and the final installment called “The Battle Of Mount Hyjal”.”
With the success of LotR though, everything seems destined for a trilogy these days.