Source Code director Duncan Jones is to make a film based on the World of Warcraft video games by Blizzard Entertainment.
With more than 10 million subscribers globally, World of Warcraft is the world's biggest MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
The film's total budget is believed to be in excess of $100 million (£63 million).
The director's first film, Moon, cost $5 million (£3.1m) in 2009.
He followed it with Source Code, in 2011, starring Jake Gyllenhaal which had an estimated budget of $32 million (£20m).
The British/American science fiction techno/thriller then went on to gross more than $147 million (£92m) worldwide.
A statement on the Warcraft Facebook page said: "We are pleased to announce that Duncan Jones, director of critically-acclaimed films Source Code and Moon, has signed to direct the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe."
The director, who was born in Bromley, south London, also confirmed his involvement on Twitter.