Above is the sole bit of evidence that the World of Warcraft
movie has seen any completed work at all -- one item of concept art. We know very little about the film, and the only news we've gotten recently is that Uwe Boll will not be directing
it (admittedly that's very good news). Joystiq blogger Kevin Kelly
is perfectly fine with that, as he wrote a blog entry over at Spout
about why this movie really oughtn't ever get made at all.
Three reasons were provided: Dungeons & Dragons
was a disaster, it couldn't earn back its huge budget even if every WoW
player in the world went to see it, not even most WoW players
know what the story of the game really is. There was a fourth reason, too, but it isn't so much a reason as why it shouldn't be made as why it won't be -- the concept art is all we have after two years.
It's true that the movie couldn't make it on WoW
players alone; it'd have to be appealing to people unfamiliar with the franchise, too. But we really doubt that's going to happen, and it doesn't matter anyway because, as we said, it probably will never get made!
[Via WoW Insider