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Blizzard to Boll - DENIED!

timothy posted more than 6 years ago | from the no-cheese-for-you dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 289

Drathos writes "From MTV Movies Blog by way of WoW Insider: Everyone's least favorite director, Uwe Boll approached Blizzard about making a World of Warcraft movie. Their response? "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you ... especially not to you.""

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WoW Movie (5, Insightful)

Obsi (912791) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157264)

Why couldn't Peter Jackson and some of Blizzard's cinematics team get together on it? I mean, Jackson DID take a large, well fleshed out world and adapt it to screen with AWESOME results.

Re:WoW Movie (3, Insightful)

Serenissima (1210562) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157546)

He definitely did a decent job. I wouldn't go so far as saying it was an "AWESOME" job. It had good actors, great special effect, and story line hacked apart like a Hannibal Lector movie.

Re:WoW Movie (5, Insightful)

Cornflake917 (515940) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158962)

The GP didn't say Jackson did an "AWESOME" job, he said that the results were awesome, which is hard to argue considering the success of the films.

However, I think he did a great job. Look at any book-to-movie adaption, aside from movies based off books that read like a movie, the movies always fail to capture everything from the book. Given the herculean task of moving the trilogy to less than 10 hours of film, I don't think anyone could have done a better job. Yes, there were some important parts missing but unless you enjoy sitting down for 5 hours straight (I don't), something had to be cut.

Re:WoW Movie (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157550)

Well, he (actually not him, the graphics effects people) did make it very pretty, but my overall level of excitement from the movie is pretty low. There was a lot of parts that just really dragged on.

Re:WoW Movie (5, Funny)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157890)

There was a lot of parts that just really dragged on.
And a WoW movie will be different how? Grind, grind, grind. Grind, grind, grind. Raid! Grind, grind, grind.

Re:WoW Movie (2, Interesting)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158590)

Worse, who wants to go see a movie where someone like Legolas has to shoot 200 arrows into an orc before it dies? Or Strider has to hit a goblin with his sword 300 times before it dies?

These aren't weapons. They're Nerf products!

Envision Frodo's spider scene. Now imagine the spider doesn't actually try to wrap him in webs, but just kind of barks at him. I've yet to see a game that actually has spiders fight the way a spider would, wrapping people up.

Re:WoW Movie (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158938)

I've yet to see a game that actually has spiders fight the way a spider would, wrapping people up.
Go raid Zul'Gurub.

Re:WoW Movie (4, Funny)

Trent Hawkins (1093109) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158874)

And a WoW movie will be different how? Grind, grind, grind. Grind, grind, grind. Raid! Grind, grind, grind.
In movies it's called a montage [youtube.com]

Re:WoW Movie (2, Funny)

markov_chain (202465) | more than 6 years ago | (#23159060)

Well, presumably with Jackson it *would* be different. Boll, on the other hand, would faithfully reproduce what you said--just look at his other FPS movies.

*run around in the dark*
*shoot a bunch of monsters*
*run around more*
*shoot more monsters*
etc.

Re:WoW Movie (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158044)

...and people say the movies weren't true to the books.

Re:WoW Movie (1)

EnderGT (916132) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158100)

My kingdom for a mod point... +1 Funny :)

Re:WoW Movie (5, Funny)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158712)

> Well, he (actually not him, the graphics effects people) did make [LotR] very pretty,
> but my overall level of excitement from the movie is pretty low. There was a lot
> of parts that just really dragged on.

So it was a very faithful reproduction of the books, then!

It could be worse (2, Insightful)

markov_chain (202465) | more than 6 years ago | (#23159030)

Any of you seen "Bad Taste?" :)

Re:WoW Movie (5, Interesting)

Xest (935314) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157608)

I have to agree in a way, I've always liked the Warcraft series games and have always felt Warcraft III had one of the best storylines of any game I'd played.

I'd honestly rather see Blizzards people do the majority of the work as I honestly think they could do an as good if not better than job than Hollywood could. If it was animated I doubt they'd need much outside help, if not then primarily they'd just need actors and costumes people - certainly I don't believe they'd need any effects people or writers.

There are differences between film and game storyline creation certainly, but I think they could probably do it, certainly as you say with the help of a "game-friendly" director such as Jackson rather than someone whose about as good with the difference between films and games as Boll.

Re:WoW Movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157690)

I have to agree in a way, I've always liked the Warcraft series games and have always felt Warcraft III had one of the best storylines of any game I'd played. I'd honestly rather see Blizzards people do the majority of the work as I honestly think they could do an as good if not better than job than Hollywood could. If it was animated I doubt they'd need much outside help, if not then primarily they'd just need actors and costumes people - certainly I don't believe they'd need any effects people or writers. There are differences between film and game storyline creation certainly, but I think they could probably do it, certainly as you say with the help of a "game-friendly" director such as Jackson rather than someone whose about as good with the difference between films and games as Boll.
Well, there's no accounting for taste...

Re:WoW Movie (1)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158408)

if not then primarily they'd just need actors and costumes people
I can't imagine a WoW movie NOT being CG...

Re:WoW Movie (1, Insightful)

techpawn (969834) | more than 6 years ago | (#23159026)

I'd honestly rather see Blizzards people do the majority of the work as I honestly think they could do an as good if not better than job than Hollywood could.
Yes, because we all saw how well that worked for Square/Enix...

Re:WoW Movie (2, Interesting)

Rayonic (462789) | more than 6 years ago | (#23159064)

There's an ongoing meme that WoW is "using up" lore created from previous Warcraft games. And I'd have to say that this is true to an extent. We seem to be systematically killing all major lore villains, or helping the good ones resolve pre-existing plotlines.

Of course, WoW has come up with a lot of great original material. New villains/factions/etc. But we usually end up killing them also.

I can see WoW going on for a few more expansions, but after a certain point it'll get silly. Didn't Blizzard originally say that they wanted to stop at level 100? After that, they need to reboot the fictional universe somehow and start fresh.

A movie, set a number of years "after" WoW, would be a great way of doing that.

Re:WoW Movie (1)

Arrak Esterhazy (1277460) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157746)

Eh. I never really got into WoW myself, and I could live without a WoW movie.

But a Command & Conquer movie . . . that's another story. I'd love to see one of those. (Just keep Uwe Boll away from it, or I'll have to feed him to my sharks.)

Re:WoW Movie (3, Interesting)

bukowski01 (901465) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158592)

Blizzard is already in the process of making a movie. In fact they have already snagged the studio that did 300 for the filming.

noo (1)

legallyillegal (889865) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157266)

i happen to love uwe boll movies. they make great toilet paper.

Re:noo (1)

Jellybob (597204) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157294)

Isn't it a bit painful whiping your arse with a DVD? And that hole in the middle is just asking for trouble.

Re:noo (3, Funny)

superash (1045796) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157344)

Not a problem for bender! (... kiss my shiny metal ass :)

Re:noo (2, Funny)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157996)

"I don't like having discs crammed into me... unless they're Oreos... and then only in the mouth." -Fry

a shame (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157272)

That's a shame, because if there's someone who could capture the sheer mundacity of WoW, I think it would be Boll.

Re:a shame (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157420)

Mundanity, not mundacity.

Re:a shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158256)

Mendacity + Mundanity = Mundacity?

Re:a shame (2, Insightful)

ajcham (1179959) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158480)

Nope: Mundanity + Audacity = Mundacity

Re:a shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158766)

Where is this Mundacity? Is it near Ironforge?

Re:a shame (5, Insightful)

Wylfing (144940) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158782)

Fade in to a low fly-by of a dwarf on griffin-back swooping over the trees of Winterspring. Cut to three adventurers (a human warrior with impossibly enormous shoulder guards, a female night elf with thigh-high boots and no pants encircled by a shimmering bubble, and a goatee-sporting gnome shifting back and forth with two giant-sized red-hot-glowing maces in his hands) on the ground looking up at the passing griffin rider. The camera swings to track the speeding flyer. Cut to an absurdly massive axe, crackling with electrical energy, cleaving the head of a white furbolg.

HUMAN - Pile those corpses high, Ihealuloolzzz. Lilkneestaßßer needs that agility enchantment, and those greedy beasts in Timbermaw Hold won't give it to us unless we kill enough of their enemies!

IHEALULOOLZZZ - By the light of Elune, Tànkérlordd, it shall be done!

LILKNEESTAßßER - Off and away!

Cut to 9-minute montage of our heroic trio slaying thousands upon thousands of furbolgs. Intersperse clips of them ripping beaded necklaces from their slain foes, and other clips showing them spilling gold-bound chests full of these necklaces onto the floor in front of the Timbermaw denizens. Over the course of the montage, we repeatedly see the face of an important-looking Timbermaw shaman. At first the face is frowny and angry, but over time it appears friendlier and friendlier.

Re:a shame (5, Funny)

nawcom (941663) | more than 6 years ago | (#23159074)

Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Re:a shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158804)

That's a shame, because if there's someone who could capture the sheer mundacity of WoW, I think it would be Boll.
Zing! haha.

i wish i knew what "mundacity" was (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158810)

google does, too

May I proudly proclaim... (4, Funny)

dintech (998802) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157280)

Woohoo! This is a proud day for both gaming and movie making.

Re:May I proudly proclaim... (5, Funny)

dintech (998802) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158364)

I hope the gaming suits and executives trying to learn everything the can from Blizzard's business model extend their eduction to this example too.

I dunno... (4, Funny)

d3ac0n (715594) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157318)

It can't be any worse than the WOW Pr0n I found on Pirate Bay recently.

Pr0n chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns.

Not nearly as hot as you would think it is. :(

Re:I dunno... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157438)

Hmm. I just did a quick search on [google.com] and it's suprisingly popular =(

Re:I dunno... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157552)

Parent is a GNAA NIMP troll. Do not click. (Owned by noscript, cocksucker.)

Re:I dunno... (2, Informative)

DaveV1.0 (203135) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157558)

Do not click. Malicious link. Just read the URL.

Re:I dunno... (1)

d3ac0n (715594) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158226)

Yeah. Stupid anons with virus links. Stay out of my threads you jerks, or I shall afflict you with Uwe Boll movies!

Re:I dunno... (4, Funny)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157554)

Pr0n chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns.

Not nearly as hot as you would think it is. :(
Consult a doctor immediately. The kind with the couch.

Re:I dunno... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158028)

Pr0n chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns.

Not nearly as hot as you would think it is. :(
Consult a doctor immediately. The kind with the couch.
And have sex with them on it?

Re:I dunno... (1)

Achoi77 (669484) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158800)

Pr0n chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns. Not nearly as hot as you would think it is. :(
Consult a doctor immediately. The kind with the couch.
Yes, there is clearly something wrong when you don't consider chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns HOT.

Re:I dunno... (1)

AioKits (1235070) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157562)

It can't be any worse than the WOW Pr0n I found on Pirate Bay recently. Pr0n chicks in green and blue body-paint with fake elf-ears and horns. Not nearly as hot as you would think it is. :(
What level and class were they? >.> Maybe that's why they didn't look so hawt.

Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (5, Informative)

Ecuador (740021) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157368)

We are still almost 800k signatures short. Guys, just sign the petition [petitiononline.com] and the nightmare will be over. (In case you missed it, Uwe said he will stop if 1 Million people ask him to.)

Re:Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (3, Funny)

Scutter (18425) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157584)

Based on his open responses to the community, if you really think a petition will make him stop then I have this lovely bridge I'd like to sell you...

Re:Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (2, Insightful)

loafula (1080631) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157622)

I'm not a fan of the man, in fact I haven't seen a single one of his movies. I think the idea of this petition, though, is childish. If you have a problem with his films, don't watch them. I would mod you down if I had the points.

Re:Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (1)

Ornedan (1093745) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158318)

The problem isn't just that his movies suck. It's that his movies suck and he just destroyed any chance of there being a good movie made from whichever game he raped this time.
If that weren't the case, then yes, it would be simple to just ignore him and his movies.

Re:Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157648)

Just a quick question, do you honestly think he'd actually stop at that point? I mean, Jack Thompson said he'd donate $10k to charity if someone took him up on his sick, self-absorbed video game idea, and when someone actually DID, he reneged on the deal. Easy bet Uwe would find some way to weasel out of a promise like that. "Stupid videogamers and people on the internets! What do they know? I am great movie director! Just ask all who saw my movies! Besides them."

Fool! It's a trap! (4, Insightful)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157698)

You're proving to the producers that 1,000,000 people know who he is...and care. That tells the money guys that giving him a pile of cash and the rights to a some beloved IP will capture the attention of 1,000,000 people at a minimum.

Seriously, the best thing you could have done was start a petition and have like 3 people sign it. I would show the people in charge that no one cares about him.

Re:Fool! It's a trap! (1)

LearnToSpell (694184) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157752)

Seriously, the best thing you could have done was start a petition and have like 3 people sign it. I would show the people in charge that no one cares about him.

OK, that part's done. Now what?

Re:Fool! It's a trap! (1)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157880)

No, it's not. He can take that petition with 8 hundred thousand signatures with him to his next movie pitch, and say, "Do you really think no one cares about my movies?"

The only people who drop out of sight in the movie biz are the people that no-one cares about one way or the other. 20 years from now people will still be watching his movies for their awfullness, and famous talented actors will be doing the story of his life in movie form a la Ed Wood [imdb.com] .

Re:Fool! It's a trap! (1)

HeronBlademaster (1079477) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158844)

Yeah except that the people who "care" are people who don't want him to make movies. That has to carry some weight.

I mean, could I have a hundred thousand people sign a petition saying they want me to stop programming, then take that petition to a potential employer saying "Look, a hundred thousand people care whether I write software!"? Once the potential employer actually reads the petition, I'd be laughed out of the office. I'd venture to guess the same would happen to Uwe Boll. Unless they just take his word for it. Then we'd be screwed.

Re:Fool! It's a trap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157802)

That is one way to look at it. The other way would be to see, that Boll's films are not intended to make profit in the first place. You should watch more closely, who gives him the money.

Re:Come on, let's deal with this once and for all (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23157980)

No one will take this petition seriously. Look at the "signatures" and the responses. Fake names, people making jokes. Probably half of the people signing are fake.

Even if the "signatures" were 100% legit it would still be hard to convince Uwe to quit. But the way it is he'd just laugh if you presented him with this fake pathetic petition attempt

In a purely hypothetical case... (5, Funny)

Cadallin (863437) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158194)

Wouldn't it be easier to just shoot him in the head?

Not that I'm suggesting anyone should. Just y'know, it'd be a lot more expedient than a petition.

you know nothing of trolls and pr (4, Insightful)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158616)

the first rule of public relations is that there is no such thing as bad publicity. if you get your name out there, you can do something to cash in on that fame and/ or notoriety. a million signatures merely means a million people not only know who the guy is, but are actually passionate enough to go to a website and register their disgust for him

thus ensuring you will hear about uwe boll again and again forever

the only way you will ensure you will never hear of use boll again is to not mention him. btw, a front page slashdot story, unfortuantely, extends uwe boll's shelflife

love is basically the same as hate when it comes to garnishering attention. just ask any troll. the only way to defeat a real life troll like boll, just like online, is to IGNORE them. if you give them attention, they win

so any stupid petition ensures boll lives on and on. is that what you want?

Re:you know nothing of trolls and pr (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158886)

While I suspect that, yes, Boll would probably love it to have a million people hate him...

It's still worth a shot. Mostly because ignoring him won't make him go away, but a million signatures would at least make him a liar if he didn't.

Why not just smite him (1)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157402)

with the Sword of a Thousand Truths?

I love Uwe (3, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157454)

There I said it. I'm a huge film fan, and yes his movies are schlocky. But they're not meant to be serious cinema, just a little fun. Plus the guy is just a great character to have around. He openly insults other directors and movies (his recent take on the new Indiana Jones movies was dead-on, BTW), challenges critics to boxing matches, and is generally thrilled to be the director-you-love-to-hate. Personally, I think the guy is a genius.

And, being a big fan of the Postal videogame series, I think he is the PERFECT director to bring its warped sense-of-humor to the screen. I look forward to seeing the end result.

Re:I love Uwe (4, Insightful)

IndustrialComplex (975015) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157662)

There I said it. I'm a huge film fan, and yes his movies are schlocky. But they're not meant to be serious cinema, just a little fun. Plus the guy is just a great character to have around. He openly insults other directors and movies (his recent take on the new Indiana Jones movies was dead-on, BTW), challenges critics to boxing matches, and is generally thrilled to be the director-you-love-to-hate. Personally, I think the guy is a genius.

And, being a big fan of the Postal videogame series, I think he is the PERFECT director to bring its warped sense-of-humor to the screen. I look forward to seeing the end result.


Uwe Boll has a Slashdot account?

Now, here is the serious response. You credit Boll with openly criticizing... wait, you said insult, not critique. Insults other directors, resorts to basic animal reactions in response to critique, and takes pride that he is viewed as the worst possible thing that can happen to a story you enjoy.

The man isn't a director, he reminds me of an online griefer. If Uwe Boll was his nom-de-plume then I'd think he fell victim to the formula, Anonymity + Audience = Total Ass (to paraphrase for work audiences).

The man is a walking tax writeoff for movie studios.

Re:I love Uwe (1)

AdamThor (995520) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157986)

If Uwe Boll did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

(With apologies to Voltaire)

Not that anyone should see his movies, but I think it entirely appropriate that he make them.
The man is a walking reminder not to take the entertainment industry seriously.

Re:I love Uwe (1)

Zaatxe (939368) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158780)

(With apologies to Voltaire)

AND God.

Re:I love Uwe (1, Troll)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158238)

His movies are nowhere NEAR as bad as they're made out to be, even taken at face value. The dialogue is usually a little hokey, with some bad casting and cheap FX, but they're not even close to the worst stuff out there. If you want to see TRULY bad filmmaking, check out just about any Sci-fi channel original movie (with the NOTABLE exception of the brilliant Battlestar Galactica remake). At worst, Uwe's films are mediocre. But they're also, by and large, pretty fun and delightfully tongue-in-cheek.

For example, how anyone can watch "House of the Dead" and not laugh at the spliced-in videogame footage or the characters getting hit by zombies and flying 100 feet through the air (as if fired out of a cannon) is beyond me. If you don't get the joke watching that, then you're never going to understand Boll at all. Boll cast Jürgen Prochnow as the ship captain, for god's sake! How can you see that and not get that he's having a bit of fun with it?

Re:I love Uwe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158676)

Okay. Comparing a sci-fi original movie that is working on a TV grade budget to a Uwe Boll movie that is supposedly operating on a Big Screen budget is like comparing Bob's Shop-A-Mart to Wal-Mart. Seriously, the guy is a shit director. His highest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes is 20%. Seriously, are you the guys brother or something?

Re:I love Uwe (1)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158926)

Wait...Sci Fi Channel spends a full TV grade budget on those movies? Seriously though, their awfulness surpasses meer cost. And Boll's movies aren't terrible, they're just not good.

Re:I love Uwe (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158052)

I give an honest opinion and get modded flamebait? So much for metamoderation.

Re:I love Uwe (5, Insightful)

thebonafortuna (1050016) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158678)

Who modded this "Flamebait"?

Note: Just because we don't agree, or disagree in the strongest terms possible, hardly means someone deserves to be punished for posting an honest, non-inflammatory, contradicting opinion.

If you disagree, go ahead and do so in a constructive way - by posting an intelligent rebuttal. But if punishing someone for taste were allowed on /., the boards would degenerate into Mac vs. PC, Xbox vs. PS3, Red vs. Blue, reasoned vs. impertinent...oh wait.

Re:I love Uwe (1)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158912)

But if punishing someone for taste were allowed on /., the boards would degenerate into Mac vs. PC, Xbox vs. PS3, Red vs. Blue, reasoned vs. impertinent...oh wait.
But the Reds aren't really against the Blues, it's just a lie propagated by Red and Blue command perpetrated by the communications officer Vic.

Re:I love Uwe (1)

HeronBlademaster (1079477) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158934)

I'd mod you +1 Funny and +1 Insightful if I could...

Blizzard and Quality (3, Funny)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157474)

I'm one of the few that doesn't play WoW, but I have a lot of respect for Blizzard's commitment to quality. They won't release a project they don't feel is up to their standards, and would rather take a huge loss than release a turd.

Re:Blizzard and Quality (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158156)

and Uwe Boll has exactly the opposite incentive - if his movies lose money, he gets a tax shelter (though he has said he would like to see them do well), so it really is a conflict of interest.

Trey Parker & Matt Stone (1)

El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157520)

They would make an enjoyable WoW movie for the rest of the world (i.e. not those that play WoW).
It's not like WoW players have time to watch the movie in the first place.
The small WoW segment they did in South Park is quite suitable.

Re:Trey Parker & Matt Stone (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157728)

The small WoW segment they did in South Park is quite suitable.
Small segment? They did an entire episode about it.

Episode == segment (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158614)

The small WoW segment they did in South Park is quite suitable.
Small segment? They did an entire episode about it.
South Park is a television series. Compared to the box set of a season, a 24-minute episode is a small segment.

Re:Episode == segment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158806)

I try to avoid being pedantic, but you're just plain wrong. A segment of a series is a portion of an episode. "Make Love, Not Warcraft" was an episode of the popular TV Series.

Re:Trey Parker & Matt Stone (4, Funny)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157794)

I don't know...I can't even imagine how boring the movie would be.

"Now we go to fight the ultimate evil!"
"Wait, we don't have the key to his front door."
"Who cares? Can't we break in?"
"No! The door is too powerful! We have to spend days of our lives getting the parts of the key and forging them together!"
"The door is too powerful? Fine. You guys go get the key..."
"Sorry, sir, we ALL need a key. So we each have to go on the key quest separately, though of course we can help each other."
"WHAT? That doesn't make any sense!"
"The door works in mysterious ways, sir."

Re:Trey Parker & Matt Stone (1)

Lyrael (1196443) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158326)

I may be being overly pedantic here but I don't think the WoW episode of South Park was really meant for WoW players to enjoy. They got so many things horrendously wrong I couldn't even begin to list them :P

Although it was funny, nonetheless.

Re:Trey Parker & Matt Stone (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158440)

Parker and Stone are contrarians and satirists (and pretty brilliant ones). If they made a WoW movie, it would spend about 75% of the movie making fun of WoW and its players. The result would be a very funny movie that pissed off most WoW players.

WoW movie (1)

loafula (1080631) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157600)

Funny I was actually half dreaming about a WoW movie last night in bed. It would be awesome. Especially if done in the style of the 2007 Beowulf.

Re:WoW movie (2, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158332)

You dream about WoW at night? No offense, but you need a break dude.

Re:WoW movie (1)

loafula (1080631) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158482)

its not the dreams that tell me i need a break. its the fleeting thoughts of hitting that dude who cut me off in traffic with my wyvern sting that tell me i need a break.

Re:WoW movie (1)

Achoi77 (669484) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158830)

You dream about WoW at night? No offense, but you need a break dude.
what's worse? dreaming about WoW at night? Or dreaming about WoW at work?
actaully, don't answer that.

Twisted logic gem (4, Insightful)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157642)

From the MTV blog:

And to be honest, the real gamers are the typical download guys, right? They don't pay anything for movies, because they illegally download the movies. So why I should please these guys?

If all these real gamers are the downloading guys, how come those games are sold so well that Uwe wants to license them?

Re:Twisted logic gem (1)

rsmith-mac (639075) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158758)

If all these real gamers are the downloading guys, how come those games are sold so well that Uwe wants to license them?

Warcraft 3 used a CD-key system, you could pirate the game but you'd never be able to play on Battle.net, a problem with a game that is so heavily multiplayer. World of Warcraft is a MMO, the game itself is chump-change compared to the subscription fee you have to pay to play it.

In other words, the games sold well in part because Blizzard used tight enough DRM and authentication procedures that you couldn't feasibly pirate them. Had easy piracy been possible, it's logical to assume piracy rates would be far more in-line with other games of their time that didn't have such strong protection. PC Gamers are notoriously cheap and pirate-happy, there's no denying that.

Reasonable (1)

boombasticman (1232962) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157704)

Thank you Blizzard!!! This is worth about 800,000 votes against Boll.

Isn't a WoW movie in Blizzard's long range plans? (1)

mbaGeek (1219224) | more than 6 years ago | (#23157826)

Sorry no links - but I seem to remember some Blizzard talking head saying that they had plans for a movie

they said something about wanting to "make a good movie" not just a "good video game movie"...

of course they also have said that they planned to release a major expansion every year, - with all the cash that the Arena tourney HAS to be bringing in, maybe the movie project will get a closer look...

Somewhere in the Distance (1)

techsoldaten (309296) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158120)

Somewhere in the distance, the Warhammer Online team weeps gentle tears.

M

Uwe Boll (1)

BrunoBigfoot (996441) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158144)

In other news, Uwe Boll will be legally changing his last name to "Suck". He came to this decision after having so many people coming up to him and saying "Uwe Suck!"

Re:Uwe Boll (1)

Swampash (1131503) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158214)

His first name is pronounced "OO-vay".

I almost wish they would... (4, Funny)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158312)

Maybe the sheer horror of the experience would get some people to finally pull the WoW needle from their arms and I'd get some friends back.

For the Horde (4, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158378)

The primary thing that pisses me off about the potential WoW movie is that from everything I have read, it looks like it's going to be told from the perspective of the Alliance.

Come on. Everyone knows the Alliance is for pussies. And so are Blood Elves.

Re:For the Horde (1)

Deathdonut (604275) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158560)

I don't really see how you came to this conclusion. Did you play Warcraft III or the other games? They are far from alliance-centric. If anything, the most compelling story of the third game was the Orc's struggle against the burning legion. Granted, the night-elf story was given similar weight, but the final battle was cooperative against the Burning Legion and the Scourge.

Department (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23158452)

From the "Timothy-forgot-to-post-a-department" department.

Can't be all bad (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158460)

From Wikipedia:

Uwe Boll has released a video stating that he is "the only genius in the whole fucking [movie] business" and that other directors such as Michael Bay and Eli Roth are "fucking retards". He promises that his upcoming film Postal will be "way better than all that social-critic George Clooney bullshit that you get every fucking weekend."
Sounds like my kinda guy.

Nice headline (4, Insightful)

DeepZenPill (585656) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158504)

...where are we, Digg?

If anyone can make a movie is Blizzard itself. (1)

Kildjean (871084) | more than 6 years ago | (#23158838)

Frankly, if anyone could make an awesome World of Warcraft Movie, its Blizzard itself. They don't need anyone else.

Am I missing something? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23159024)

Looked on IMDB and didn't see any other video game adaptations to his credit. So why the slap in the face? Is he just a crappy director, or does he have some history of raping people's childhood (to use a phrase I've seen applied to other schlockmiesters, like Mike Bay).
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