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
    just heard someone shout "comic con preview!"

    i do doubt there even was one.
  1. Dreamcloud's Avatar
    Lothar and Anduin... okay guess it'll be awesome either way, but was really hoping it would be about Arthas :/
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    why do they have to meet? you'd encompass a lot more if they were simply complimenting the story of warcraft
    Well Durotan doesn't even do much once they get to Azeroth. So is the entire thing going to have Durotan doing nothing in Alterac Mountains while the first war rages on, then have him die at the end?
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    There is no preview. They haven't even started filming yet. They said next years Blizzcon will show movie clips.
  1. Raybourne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sesto View Post
    Well Durotan doesn't even do much once they get to Azeroth. So is the entire thing going to have Durotan doing nothing in Alterac Mountains while the first war rages on, then have him die at the end?
    huh? have you seen a movie before? :P

    you just have one thread running while the other is in the background, giving the illusion of time taking place
  1. Orikon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noctus78 View Post
    This panel was quite a let down at this point. we hardly get any news that was hinted we would get
    Aye,it was.Expected much more,but the movie is still in pre-production after all.
  1. Andaja's Avatar
    So is this real life actors film or a cgi?
  1. Raybourne's Avatar
    oh god...metzen wants a tv show...just stop it already
  1. Faulted's Avatar
    I kind of expected that we would get some sort of preview like they gave at Comic Con, considering this is the convention for the movie they are making... So that was a pretty big let down.
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    just heard someone shout "comic con preview!"

    i do doubt there even was one.
    yah. You don't even see it. but apparently they managed to show a full 30sec preview and not have a single second leaked anywhere. That's insane to comprehend. http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/07/20/fi...ego-comic-con/

    I can't comprehend how they didn't get any of it leaked.
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    huh? have you seen a movie before? :P

    you just have one thread running while the other is in the background, giving the illusion of time taking place
    I realize this, but what is the point of even showing Durotan? It would just detract from the overall experience. We'll have some scenes where the war is going on then "MEANWHILE, IN ALTERAC MOUNTAINS: durotan is still doing nothing".
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    Confirmed movie will be released PG 13.
  1. Sarithus's Avatar
    Really enjoyable panel. The main guy with the white cap, can't believe I forgot his name, is really cool. Looks like it's in good hands.
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andaja View Post
    So is this real life actors film or a cgi?
    Real life actors and CGI, similar to Lord of the Rings.
  1. Caylis's Avatar
    What a cop out... Comic con get a teaser trailer.... we get 2 names and 4 panels of concept art....
  1. Harbour's Avatar
    The overall presentation is bullshit.
    No cast revealed.
    No teaser revealed.
    Just couple hints about the lore frames and thats all.
    It was really disappointing.
  1. Maythael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shibuya View Post
    Confirmed movie will be released PG 13.
    "The Batman movies were pg-13, remember the Joker and the Pencil scene. You can get away with a lot of shit with pg-13" he also mentioned :P
  1. Sacrelis's Avatar
    LOL...."You can get away with a lot of shit on PG-13", I am rooting for this film already <3
  1. Constellation's Avatar
    Comic Con gets a teaser, we get next to nothing interesting other than the Lothar and Durotan plot.

    Shitty panel in my mind. Felt like Comic Con was more important for them than Blizzcon.
  1. Spartacus's Avatar
    Shitty panel really, no presentation, no teaser, some comic con gets it but blizzcon no? w t h.

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