David Bowie's son is 'jealous' that Sam Raimi is handling the adaptation
Director Duncan Jones has said he is “hugely jealous” of Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi because he’s directing the film adaptation of the videogame World of Warcraft.
Raimi has been hired to tackle a big screen take on the fantasy Role Playing Game phenomenon, with the finished film expected in 2013.
He said: “I’m very cynical of the number of directors who say they’re actual gamers. 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.”
He added: “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.”
Jones is currently developing two sequels to his 2009 hit Moon. His new movie Source Code, a science-fiction thriller staring actor Jake Gyllenhaal, is due to be released on April 15, 2011.