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Warcraft: Duncan Jones screened film for dad David Bowie

‘He was all excited for me,’ the director says

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Directing Warcraft turned into an emotional journey for Duncan JonesHis wife was recovering from breast cancer during filming and his father, David Bowie, died toward the end of production — but Jones reveals that he got to give his dad a sneak peek of the film before his January death.

“I showed him an early cut of [Warcraft] and showed him some of the effects shots,” Jones recently told The Daily Beast. “You know, for everyone else he was one person. For me, he was my dad. And he was always interested in things I was working on. So I showed him what I was working on, and he was all excited for me and happy that I was doing the thing that I enjoyed doing in my life.”

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In April, Jones also spoke with EW about working on Warcraft. “It’s been a hard three years, so it’s been a difficult time. But I’m proud of what we’ve done.” 

Warcraft brings the fantasy game to the big screen with a cast that includes Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, and Toby Kebbell. The film hits theaters on June 10.