Blizzard Requires Right Partnership For StarCraft Movie

By Colin Tan on August 31, 2010, 1:37AM EDT
PC

Blizzard making a movie isn't a very preposterous idea. In fact, simply looking at the amazing cutscenes from any of their franchises and the average joe would probably think they are scenes from a movie.

Speaking with MTV Multiplayer, Rob Pardo, EVP of game design at Blizzard discussed a bit about what Blizzard is doing in regards to the movie business. They obviously revealed the Warcraft movie back in 2006 in partnership with Legendary Pictures, of which Pardo said "it's still in that story-development phase."

But what of other franchises from Blizzard? StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released recently and made one hell of a bang. The narrative and presentation was outstanding (we gave it a perfect 10), however, Pardo explained that Blizzard will only move forward with such a project only with the right partnership.

"We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners. 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."

They found that partnership with the Warcraft movie, here's to hoping the same can be done for StarCraft.

Source: MTV Multiplayer

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