Blizzard exec Rob Pardo has said the company would consider doing a movie based on StarCraft - providing the right caliber of talent was involved.

"We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners," he 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."

So who does Pardo have his eye on? "I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, 'You want to make a 'StarCraft' movie?' we'd probably sign that."

In the meantime, Blizzard's busy with the World of Warcraft movie - but doesn't have much to say about it right now.

"We're still super-excited about it but it's still in that story-development phase," Pardo said.

At least he's confident the right people are on board. "We were really excited about being involved with Legendary Pictures, who we thought had a really good track record with these sorts of movies that would make sense for our franchises."

As announced last year, Sam Raimi will direct the World of Warcraft film. Who knows when it's out though.

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