You may think that reading your StarCraft 2
fanfic on YouTube is the only conceivable way Blizzard's RTS could transcend the realm of video games into TV or film entertainment -- but it's actually something Blizzard has considered for a while. The possibility is predicated upon finding the right person for the job.
"We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners," Blizzard's Rob Pardo told MTV Multiplayer
. "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."
But we wouldn't suggest getting your hopes up: the World of Warcraft
movie has been in limbo for a while now
, so we wouldn't expect to see a StarCraft
flick anytime soon. We will
concede, though, that writing a StarCraft
movie has got to be easier than writing a film about millions of dudes pretending to be chicks while cybersexing at the Inn
. There's just no character progression there.