MMO-Champion - Warcraft Movie Presentation
Warcraft Movie Presentation
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  • Duncan Jones has played the Warcraft games, World of Warcraft, and even Lost Vikings. He originally played Ultima Online.
  • The Special Effects supervisor plays World of Warcraft and is level 90.
  • Marketing hasn't started yet, so there isn't a ton to reveal yet.
  • Jones liked the script, but it was very Alliance centric. He thought it would be better to make it about both sides and the original Warcraft.
  • Jones turned down other films because he was really passionate about working on Warcraft.
  • While working on Golden Compass, the special effects supervisor got up at 2 in the morning to do runs with his guild.
  • Real actors will be used for the Orcs.
  • Avatar meets Game of Thrones as far as complexity of visual effects with live action, advanced special effects, and motion capture on set.
  • There is a lot of Warcraft lore, so they had to pick a certain amount of the lore for this movie.
  • The team has to figure out which characters to shine the spotlight on.
  • There is concept art for Draenor, Dalaran, Ironforge, Stormwind
  • Making environments for the game has a lot of restrictions, but in the movie you can expand on the environment with less restriction and make it more grand / cinematic.
  • Many locations in the film will be on built sets, like the Lion's Pride Inn.
  • The most famous character in World of Warcraft is the actual world itself.
  • Wardrobe and Costume design is being done by someone that has worked on Avatar.
  • The team is looking at details as small as the bark on the trees in Elwynn Forest.
  • People who don't know the world and people who are hardcore players will both enjoy the film.
  • The story is Orcs vs Humans. Lothar and Durotan.
  • Durotan represents the highest ideal of the Orcs. He believes in his people and his future.
  • Both want to do the right thing for their people.
  • The games weren't the best way to tell this story originally, so the movie will be a great opportunity to tell the story in an even more epic way.
  • Someone has to win and someone has to lose, but everyone loses at least a little bit.
  • The style of this war movie will be similar to Gladiator, gritty.
  • WoW doesn't have scabbards, so where swords will go has to be worked out.
  • There are no plans for an art book for the movie, but it is a possibility.
  • Lots of the cast has been picked out.
  • The first movie has to be done right, then they can think about doing more.
  • The majority of the movie takes place in the Eastern Kingdoms.
  • The lore of this time doesn't have many female characters, but the producers are pushing for including some female characters.
  • We will see a preview sometime next year, maybe at Blizzcon.
  • Metzen would like to do a TV series one day. When they originally decided to do a movie, Game of Thrones didn't exist on TV yet, so most similar stories were told in movies. If everything goes well, maybe a studio will want to do a TV show.
  • The Lord of the Rings movies inspired Jones to want to do this movie. He wants to match or beat them at making an awesome movie.
  • Someone is working on the Orcish language for the movie.
  • The movie will be PG13, but the PG13 rating is shifting. Batman movies are PG13.
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Comments 155 Comments
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    heres some iron forge concept art! so we'll pan the camera to the crowd ....
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    That Dalaran concept art looks fantastic... I hope it looks like that in the movie lol
  1. Raqu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyThem View Post
    I cant watch ... its just going on a loop from Day one recap. Anyone know any fix on this. ?
    I deleted all cookies etc. (whole browser history), reopened the browser and it worked fine.

    OT.
    I really hope the movie doesn't have arthas, lich king or any other of wotlk "lore" in it..
  1. abn63's Avatar
    Nicholas cage for turalyon
  1. Maythael's Avatar
    wow, the crowd is kinda bad. Felt that yesterday too.
    Where's the cheering and excitement!? :P
  1. Wardley's Avatar
    There is concept art for Draenor, Dalaran,.
    Draenor and not Outlands? Is there maybe going to be some sort of link with the new expansion and the movie?
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Holy shit that Stormwind!
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NonameXADX View Post
    Holy shit that Stormwind!
    well according to rumors and a pic from reddit, the film will be about the first war.
  1. Ballantines's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wardley View Post
    Draenor and not Outlands? Is there maybe going to be some sort of link with the new expansion and the movie?
    Draenor and Outland are the same location.
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ballantines View Post
    Draenor and Outland are the same location.

    well if it said outland, that would imply the movie is set after the destruction, but since it says draenor, the movie must be set before draenor explodes.
  1. johnyderp's Avatar
    Stormwind looks kinda.....small.
  1. Zivhayr's Avatar
    If you are having audio issues, turn subtitles on. For some reason that fixes it.
  1. Ballantines's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by johnyderp View Post
    Stormwind looks kinda.....small.
    Yeah the Cathedral of Light seems to be buffed with Heroism and Winterfall Firewater * 10.
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Confirmed Last Guardian? Please?

    Dalaran would make sense for the start of it, since Khadgar comes from Dalaran. Stormwind is self-explanatory. Draenor would be used for the hallucination scenes where Khadgar sees into the future and him fighting on Draenor. I'm don't think they ever go to Ironforge though... so I'm not sure about that.
  1. Fatbeaverlol's Avatar
    is there a stream?
  1. Lurx's Avatar
    costume designer is Mayes C. Rubeo
  1. taheen74's Avatar
    Duncan needs to get dear old Dad onto this project. (His dad is David Bowie for those of you that don't know).
  1. aikoyamamato's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maythael View Post
    wow, the crowd is kinda bad. Felt that yesterday too.
    Where's the cheering and excitement!? :P
    can't speak for other events but I'm here in the audience and we are having a tough time hearing them.
  1. lichbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    well if it said outland, that would imply the movie is set after the destruction, but since it says draenor, the movie must be set before draenor explodes.
    Unless the movie is bridging the gap between MOP and WOD. If it was before the destruction, Dalaran would not be on floating rocks.

    EDIT: damn autocorrect.
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    well according to rumors and a pic from reddit, the film will be about the first war.
    What about Dalaran's concept already floating?

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