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Sunday 29 May 2016

Warcraft star promises gamers treat

Published 06/09/2014

Ben Schnetzer has promised World Of Warcraft fans will love the movie adaptation (Rex)
Ben Schnetzer has promised World Of Warcraft fans will love the movie adaptation (Rex)

Ben Schnetzer has promised the new Warcraft movie will appeal to hardcore gamers and non-gamers alike.

The 24-year-old actor - who stars as a gay rights activist in new British comedy Pride - stars with Paula Patton, Ben Foster and Dominic Cooper in the upcoming movie version of the popular computer game World Of Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones.

Ben said: "There is [pressure] but following Duncan into it, I don't think anyone's going to be disappointed. Gamers and non-gamers, the story is accessible to people who have never played the game before, but I think the hardcore gamers are really going to appreciate the tribute Duncan has paid to it."

Ben heaped praise on Duncan - the son of David Bowie formerly known as Zowie Bowie, and director of critically acclaimed films Moon and Sourcecode.

He raved: "Duncan is a genius, and he's the kindest most amazing person. I'd follow him into battle, he's amazing, and I'm very, very excited about it. I'm kind of under lock and key about what I can say about it but it's going to be great."

The film is not due for release until 2016.

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