Would James Cameron Make a StarCraft Movie?
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has been an immensely popular game and well received since its launch last month. And with any popular game you just know there is a chance for a movie and Blizzard is open to that possibility if the man making it is James Cameron. In a recent statement to MTV, Blizzard's EVP of Game Design Rob Pardo briefly touched on the World of Warcraft movie, Blizzard's aspirations to bring their games to the big screen, and what the developer would like to see happen for a StarCraft movie.
We probably could have made a ['StarCraft'] movie or something on TV years and years ago, but it's really important to us that we find creative people that are really talented but also really excited about our properties. That's always been the challenge for us. I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, 'You want to make a 'StarCraft' movie?' we'd probably sign that."
James Cameron, for those less familiar with the filming industry, is a film director well known for creating high grossing blockbuster movies. Some of his work includes: Titanic, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Avatar, which became the highest grossing movie of all time, beating out the previous record held by Titanic, which Cameron also directed.
In a way Blizzard left the ball in Cameron's court. James Cameron bringing StarCraft to the big screen could be a real winner for Blizzard and go a long way towards breaking the curse of bad video game to movie adaptations. Could it happen or is it just wishful thinking? Tell us what you think on our forums.