Production Weekly tweeted on Aug. 28 that Legendary Pictures, the company behind blockbusters such as "Man of Steel," "Pacific Rim" and "The Dark Knight," has set up offices in Burnaby's Cmpp studios and is set to begin shooting on Jan. 14, 2014.
.@Legendary has setup offices at Cmpp Studios for @Warcraft with filming scheduled to begin January 13th #Conflagration
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) August 28, 2013
"Moon" director Duncan Jones will helm the project, which rumours suggest will be a massive fantasy epic in the mould of the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, Collider.com reported.
Film reviewer Jim Gordon told CTV News that "World of Warcraft" could save B.C.'s struggling film industry, which has seen productions move elsewhere due to better tax incentives.