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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.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Movie Presentation started by chaud View original post
Comments 155 Comments
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    Cant wait! Watching it now!
  1. Ranklune's Avatar
    Omg chris on coke...
  1. abn63's Avatar
    prepar your anus
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    my god the sound is terrible??
  1. Krez's Avatar
    Will be interesting to see how they go about this.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    WOW I can't wait to
  1. Gangresnake's Avatar
    whaaaaaaaaaat
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    just me or is padros mic terrible?
  1. Drarion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    just me or is padros mic terrible?
    m2 m8 nogd
  1. Ranklune's Avatar
    Well this is extremely awkward :d
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    haha, sounds like the crowd can't hear them either...
  1. xKoko's Avatar
    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.
    Oh, please. Don't cry.
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    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. LOL good luck with that!!
  1. Curoch's Avatar
    so it begins
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    Alliance centric? so that means we had 25% part in the story which obviously was too much.
  1. johnyderp's Avatar
    >Metzen writing the script
    >not being completely Horde centric
    huehuehue
  1. Ylera's Avatar
    Duncan Jones directed Source Code and Moon, 2 pretty good films. Definitely looking forward to this!
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    this is really awkward to watch.
  1. greeeed's Avatar
    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
    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
  1. MikeyThem's Avatar
    I cant watch ... its just going on a loop from Day one recap. Anyone know any fix on this. ?

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