This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Is it finally time for a great video game movie?
Well, if it's possible, World Of Warcraft certainly has all the right ingredients:
One of the most popular games of all time, hot sci-fi director Duncan Jones, and now gorgeous hottie pirate Johnny Depp!
We loved seeing Johnny unsheathe his sword in Pirates Of The Caribbean and can't wait to see him swashbuckle again!
Of course, knowing the actor's obsession with the offbeat, he'll probably want to play an orc!
Oh whatever, we'll follow him anywhere! For the horde!
[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]