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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  1. Captnmexico21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sathric View Post
    "Lothar and Durotan"

    They don't have anything to do with each other in current lore, so this is interesting.

    New lore or 2 separate stories?
    It's true they don't have anything to do with each other directly, but they indirectly affect each other. They are from the same timeline. The good guys of their factions. I hope they show Durotan's assassination and where Aedelas Blackmoore finds baby Thrall leading to Warcraft 2 movie where will be based on Lord of the Clans book.
  1. Sathric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Captnmexico21 View Post
    It's true they don't have anything to do with each other directly, but they indirectly affect each other. They are from the same timeline. The good guys of their factions. I hope they show Durotan's assassination and where Aedelas Blackmoore finds baby Thrall leading to Warcraft 2 movie where will be based on Lord of the Clans book.
    Durotan wasn't even part of the war right? He and his Frostwolf clan was exiled and then they settled in Alterac Valley. They will probably bend the lore a bit to make it interesting enough.
  1. Otaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by greeeed View Post
    Most Blizzard employees agree but they need money + alliance = easier for new people to watch
    if it sell well = I won't get surprise too see Horde movie
    Nope... have you seen lotr? there was quite alot of evil side scenes aswell and people liked it alot.

    Warcraft has always been about orcs vs humans, if you dont do that it wont be a warcraft movie.

    Leaving horde out would be a huge loss in good characters just like lotr had orcs speak and such, without those scenes the trilogy would have sucked. Even tho orcs werent a major part in Lotr story in any other way than being the evil.

    In warcraft orcs arent evil, they are a nation aswell... only reason they became evil at one point was due to demon influence, just like many humans have become evil but not an entire human nation because humans have been protected by night elves and dragons... orcs didnt have that protection, they only had themselves, ogres and draenei around in which ogres were enemy and draenei werent talking with the orcs much... other than trading sometimes.

    In every other movie or story, the orcs are evil and they dont have deep background... in warcraft orcs are equal to any other race in story depth except they have been the race with the most bad moments in their history... if you dont count how long the elves have been alive.
  1. dim's Avatar
    there if you want to check out the Warcraft Movie panel video......BlizzCon 2013 is in closing, so this is already old news anyway

    http://www.warcraft-themovie.com/war...e-panel-video/
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    I can't wait to watch the movie.
  1. Kelyco's Avatar
    I put my money on The Second War story
  1. Elian's Avatar
    Gandalf For Kadghar.
  1. NotFunny008's Avatar
    Wow so it is orcs versus humans? The general public is going to view this movie as a LotR copycat!
  1. quras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NotFunny008 View Post
    Wow so it is orcs versus humans? The general public is going to view this movie as a LotR copycat!
    Not just that but if they try to make the orcs some center for the story along with humans I don't see this being a good thing. It doesent matter how much you love orcs inwarcraft, I just don't see it selling to the mass crowd after watching something like lotr. Demon infested blood thirsty orcs vs humans. I wonder which way the viewing audience will lean. I wonder which way the gamers that know the lore will lean.

    There going to lose the audience if they try to make the orcs out to be misunderstood.
  1. Azutael's Avatar
    Not just that but if they try to make the orcs some center for the story along with humans I don't see this being a good thing. It doesent matter how much you love orcs inwarcraft, I just don't see it selling to the mass crowd after watching something like lotr. Demon infested blood thirsty orcs vs humans. I wonder which way the viewing audience will lean. I wonder which way the gamers that know the lore will lean.

    There going to lose the audience if they try to make the orcs out to be misunderstood.
    I'm guessing you didn't watch the panel. That's not their intention, the orcs aren't just going to be the "monsters" and that's it.
  1. Bilbo Baggins's Avatar
    Its fucking pathetic how they have just strung us along when it comes to the new character models… and now not only do we have to wait for the xpac… we might have to wait several patches into it for own race… its all bullshit
  1. Vathius's Avatar
    "Someone is working on the Orcish language for the movie."

    so epic.
  1. Smoketh's Avatar
    People still think this will be like Lord of the Rings?




    That's funny.
  1. Zelerena's Avatar
    Its not Bones Chaud. Its a Rigging system, and rigging system includes joints..I think you dont have your Animation knowledge up to date. Its called a Rig or a joint because in Maya thats what you have to do and you have to build a rig for the face, a rig and a joint system for the body and everything else. So its going to take quite a while for the other characters to be done.
  1. Aquapod's Avatar
    So far I'm on board with it all, except the stat removal. Love the garrison idea, new character models were a long time coming. Just feels weird to me to remove stats that have been in the game so long. I'm sure they have a plan for replacing how you will get hit/exp, & how tanks will avoid without dodge/parry...but right now it definitely feels weird. Also, I liked reforging...but I understand why they are removing it. It became mandatory vs. the bonus it was supposed to feel like. Kind of feels like all the min/maxing potential is being removed.

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