As expected, Spielbergfilms.com confirmed the rumors of Steven Spielberg directing World of Warcraft film were not true.
“Steven Spielberg’s offices have told us in no uncertain terms that Mr. Spielberg will not be directing “World of Warcraft.” The project is in development, but not with Mr. Spielberg attached.
To get right to the point, the stories about Steven Spielberg’s involvement with the forthcoming film adaptation of the videogame “World of Warcraft” are completely false.”
The rumor was straightforward sunk into its coffin from the beginning. Many film enthusiasts know the schedule of films Steven Spielberg is working on. He is commited to at least 4 different films, obviously giving him a very narrow opportunity to work on an ambitious project such as a World of Warcraft film.
Among Steven Spielberg’s projects currently in different stages of production are:
- On the Lot (2007)
- Indiana Jones 4 (2008)
- Nine Lives (2007 – TV Series)
- Transformers (2007)
- When Worlds Collide (2006)
- Disturbia (2007)
- Jurassic Park 4 (2008)
- The Talisman (2007)
Few weeks ago, another rumor proved wrong was that Blizzard Entertainment had contacted Peter Jackson – director of King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson is busy with the pre-production of The Lovely Bones (2007) and Halo (2008).