Duncan Jones is 'exhausted' after making Warcraft: The Beginning

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 June 2016
Duncan Jones

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'Warcraft: The Beginning' director Duncan Jones has worked on the movie for over three years and says it has been 'exhausting' but he's delighted with the outcome

Duncan Jones says making 'Warcraft: The Beginning' was "exhausting".

The director - who lost his father David Bowie to cancer in December and is set to welcome his first child with his wife Rodene Ronquillo very soon - has dedicated three years of his life to the new movie and is thrilled it's finally dropped because he can relax and enjoy its success.

Speaking about the impact making the movie has had on his life, Duncan - whose other credits include 'Moon' and 'Source Code' - said: "My involvement was like three and a half years, and it doesn't seem that long but it's more than I ever spent on 'Moon' or 'Source Code'. It is exhausting, it is a marathon and we worked so hard on it for so long it's just a relief to get it out there in front of people. I'm still working on it. But I think I will really love getting home and hanging out with my wife and watching TV and you know, blob!"

However, the movie was a passion project for the 45-year-old filmmaker and he's been a fan of the fantasy video games since they came out two decades ago.

He told HeyUGuys: "This is a legacy of twenty years and it's been an epic endeavour. Originally I was a fan and still am a fan of Warcraft and I played the first game that came out twenty years ago."

He added: "It's a generational thing, I think we've kind of grown up playing games and I don't think it's going to change. When we're old and locked in an (old people's) home, we'll still be playing games. I love games and still play them all the time."

And he's even teased he would "love" to make a sequel to the movie, although nothing is set in stone.

He previously said: "This (movie) is an introduction, so we are keeping it simple at this stage but if things go well and people like 'Warcraft' one of the things that we would love to do in a follow-up would be to kind of explode magic, to make it suddenly be everywhere, with everyone having access to it. Show how it really kind of screws the system. But that's for the future."

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