Games that are adapted into films generally disappoint fans because of their unfaithfulness to the core material. But Warcraft Director and Co-Writer Duncan Jones tries to disprove everyone after he showed a five minute long official trailer of the 3D CGI fantasy movie Warcraft at the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego.
The film produced by Legendary Pictures, which combines live action and CG, will equally put the spotlight on the Alliance and the Horde. The tale will be told from the orc?s perspective as they flee their home in Draenor and the humans in Azaroth who must defend their village.
Jones ensured that his film which is slated for a June 10, 2016 release will appeal to fans and even those who aren?t familiar with Warcraft?s lore.
?We wanted to make a film which everyone would be interested in beyond the Warcraft audience, a similar challenge to Peter Jackson?s Lord of the Rings movies, which had to appeal to non-Tolkien fans. We?re hoping we can do the same,? Jones said.
As Jones is reportedly nearly done with the movie and has only ten VFX shots to implement, he is already reportedly in talks with Blizzard to make Warcraft a trilogy. ?I know that it?s good? I?ve shown it to the people that I trust whose opinions I respect, and who are honest with me, and they?ve said its good. So now I just kind of clench my fists and grit my teeth and wait for everyone else to see it,? Jones told iO9?at SDCC.
?I think we have a movie we?re very proud of? I don?t think anyone is going to be disappointed after this. And if it goes well, I am pretty convinced that [Chris Metzen, Blizzard story and franchise director and co-producer of the movie,] and I have a very good idea of what story we can tell in three films, given the opportunity.?
Jones announced on his Twitter account that the trailer will be publicly available in November.
The movie stars Travic Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Paula Patton as Garona, Ben Foster as Medivh, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Rob Kazinsky as Orgrim, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, Daniel Wu as Gul?dan.
Rob Kazinsky who will portray Orc Warchief Orgrim Doomhammer and is an avid Warcraft player who claims to have devoted a total of 600 days game time in the World of Warcraft, said: ?I?m a gamer and I know what im expecting youre expecting, and Duncan Jones has made the movie you want to see.?
Orgrim was reportedly designed by award-winning Star Wars effects studio Industrial Light and Magic.
Blizzard Entertainment?s concept art and photos of Kazinsky were used to develop the look of Orgrim.
Experience Warcraft In VR
Also unveiled at Comic Con was the Legendary VR experience ?Warcraft: The Skies of Azeroth? that will visually treat people with a look at Warcraft. Users will be made to ride aboard the back of a mythic Gryphon and ride over the skies of the dangerous and beautiful fantasy realm of Azeroth.
This will be available on Android and iOS. The app will also allow people a VR experience of the movie Crimson Peak? and ?how it is like to pilot a ?250-foot Jaeger against a towering Kaiju agressor? based on the movie Pacific Rim.
Blizzard?s Chris Metzen will co-produce the Warcraft movie and Jillian Share and Brent O? Connor as the executive producers. It is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Stuart Fenegan.