StarCraft Motion Picture Adaptation Hint or Just a Joke?

René Koiter (Twincruiser) of the Sons of the Storm, an elite group of Blizzard Entertainment artists, posted a photo of himself disguised as Jim Raynor, the main protagonist of the StarCraft RTS game.

He has made public appearances disguised as Jim Raynor at BlizzCon 2010 and 2011. This time around he posted a photo of his disguise with the StarCraft Logo and the Legendary Pictures Logo.

There's no doubt this was meant as a Halloween joke. However, I remind you the Pandaren race was an April's Fool joke in Warcraft III, and out of the blue the Pandaren is a playable race in the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria upcoming expansion.

Legendary Pictures is currently holding the rights for the World of Warcraft film adaptation with director Sam Raimi.

Speculation-mode on. Could it be possible this joke could have some hint elements for a StarCraft film adaptation?

Would you love to see StarCraft on the big screen?

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Medievaldragon2577d ago

Starship Troopers, and Avatar would surely bite the dust with the kind of CGI and live action scenes coming from the StarCraft franchise on the big screen, and its rich story.

ATi_Elite2577d ago

Tricia Helfer as Kerrigan then im in.

gamingdroid2577d ago

Isn't Kerrigan a red head though?

Tricia Helfer is kind of old... but still [email protected] hot! 0_o

AEtherbane2577d ago

That guy doesn't look like Jim Reynor....

Les-Grossman2577d ago

Stephen Lang for Jim Raynor

IaMs122577d ago

Eh he doesnt feel like he would fit the roll

malol2577d ago

Blizz CGI team should do a movie of their own
i mean really they know how to do a nice CGI short movies

just look at that ultralisk taking a fuckin siege tank shot at the end
truly epic

Medievaldragon2575d ago

Rene Koiter wouldn't be the actor for Jim Raynor. He loves to disguise as Jim Raynor -- he's done so at Blizzcon 2010 and 2011.

The impression he gives in his letter is that he created this StarCraft Motion Adaptation (film) poster as a Halloween joke.

However, and come on those who know Blizzard history, what if he knows internal info that a StarCraft film is in discussion, and sort of leaked it in the shape of a hype/joke? You never know.

An example: I interviewed Richard A. Knaak early 2008 (February). When I asked if his novel Diablo: The Sin War would have any repercussion on future Diablo games, his answer was: "The ramifications here will be used for any future project … and I ain’t writing for a dead game. smile"

He knew Diablo III was in development, and candidly leaked info in a playful way. 4-5 months later, Blizzard officially announced Diablo III was in development in Paris at the 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals.

He didn't directly say Blizzard is currently developing Diablo III. However, his answer obviously hinted something was going on backstage.

I'm saying, Rene Koiter made this poster as a Halloween joke, but maybe he might be hinting at something being in the works behind the scene.