There’s a World of Warcraft movie in the works, with director Sam Raimi (director of the Spider-Man movie trilogy) steering the great big WoW-movie bus along – we’ve known about this for a while. A movie based on StarCraft, however, is not happening. Not unless someone like Avatar-boy James Cameron happened to come along and woo Blizzard with all his billion-dollar movie experience and his flashy smile.
Speaking with MTV Multiplayer, Blizzard VP of game design Rob Pardo said that Blizzard is still looking for the right partners to pursue Hollywood projects beyond the WoW movie. “It’s really important to us that we find creative people that are really talented but also really excited about our properties,” said Pardo. “I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, ‘You want to make a StarCraft movie?’ we’d probably sign that.”
A James Cameron-directed StarCraft movie would be kick ass – you know this to be true. The Protoss would be a peaceful race of blue space hippies sitting on a chunk of awesomesauce, the Terran corporations would come along to sap the awesomesauce tree of all its delicious, nutritous space juice, but then those dirty Zerg show up out of nowhere and Zergling rush the hell out of both of them and take the awesomesauce for themselves. Think about it: pure billion-dollar brilliance right there. Avatar, StarCraft II, James Cameron and Blizzard: each of them is amazing on their own, but put them together and the universe might just collapse in on itself from an overload of win. Come on Mr Cameron: you know you want to. Organise a lunch date with Blizzard.