It has been since a decade that the teaser video was released, and now, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is now finally on its way to the big screen. The most popular game franchise will be released in cinemas this coming June next year. Since Duncan Jones’ arrival, production is now going and what has been anticipated for a long time will now be making an appearance in a movie form.
And while we wait for the movie, Jones, also the man who created Moon and Source Code, shared to Wired some details of what the World of Warcraft movie will be about.
Jones tweeted a few days ago, “Can’t tell you what a relief it is to FINALLY have at least something released from Warcraft for you all to see!”
Chris Metzen went along with Jones and screenwriter Charles Leavitt for the script and the storyline.
While Jones admitted that he’s never played Warcraft before, he said the movie will be very close to the game. The movie will focus on the war between humans and orcs in the Kingdom of Azeroth. Jones said, “The movie is so close to Warcraft. They really kept it true to the game and you get a pretty good sense of the game just from what we’re doing on set.”
A photo teaser has been released, and it already showed much as there was the Orc Orgrim Doomhammer, played by Robert Kazinsky. “It’s been an incredibly ambitious thing,” Jones says. “I think we’ve delivered something pretty special.”
Here’s what Wired told about Jone’s Warcraft movie. First is that while there’s already a lot of special effects, Jone’s tried to keep it real as possible. Jones said that they have tried to do a lot of large-in camera sets so that they would have an actual reality to build the film with.
Second is that the orcs were inspired by the Hulk. Jones said that the orcs feel like they have the same genetic background as the Hulk. Also, Blizzard made the concept art for the film. “We worked very closely with Blizzard on the visualization of those characters,” Jones says. “We tried to stay as honest to that as possible.”
What’s more, sometimes actors also had to sit on makeshift rocking horses and pretend they were wolves. Jones then said that there’s just lots of moments like that where you’re doing things that are just extraordinarily silly when you look at them objectively.
Of course after the first, there will always be something that will continue the legacy. Jones said that there might be a second Warcraft. Some other rumors say that it will be a trilogy.
Now that there is much hype going on in the fantasy, sci-fi genre, the World of Warcraft will definitely be one of those who will top the list.