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. SniperCT's Avatar
    I guess no Nelves then. Would have been interesting to see them. After seeing the new Thor with those dark elves, Nelves would look awesome with that kind of care given.

    But that does mean there's enough talent out there to make an epic looking Orc without CG!
  1. adam86shadow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taheen74 View Post
    Duncan needs to get dear old Dad onto this project. (His dad is David Bowie for those of you that don't know).
    Yeah coz Bowie is an excellent actor
  1. gavlarn's Avatar
    I am pretty worried about this. I am sure the special effects are going to be spectacular but if they have Blizzard writers on the project it is pretty much guaranteed that there will be some kind of hackneyed convoluted stupid plot. I love Blizzard's games but they are seriously lacking in the writing department

    There is always a small chance it will be so bad it becomes hilarious, like that Dungeons & Dragons movie with Jeremy Irons.
  1. Omians's Avatar
    wonder how they will pass human actors as orcs, hopefully the make up goes far enough heh
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Enan1981 View Post
    What about Dalaran's concept already floating?

    yeah i dunno, unless it ties in within WoD somehow.
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    The concept art is exceptional and the team they have is stunning, really impressed.

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    Film facilitates the first contact between Orcs and Humans!! Awesome.
  1. noralya's Avatar
    Lothar and Durotan in the movie.
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    so first war like i thought? doesn't explain the floating dalaran, but it explains draenor i suppose.
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fatbeaverlol View Post
    is there a stream?
    Yup, buy a virtual ticket. theres your stream

    unless you want to get banned for talking about illigal streams
  1. Dispirit's Avatar
    When the movie comes out, i'm going to use my 15 dollars to go to the theaters instead of pay for game time that month.
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    Wait? What did they do for Comic-Con? Didn't they give a full trailer?
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheEaterofSouls View Post
    Wait? What did they do for Comic-Con? Didn't they give a full trailer?
    It was 30 sec long teaser, still hoping they show it for us on BlizzCon
  1. Orikon's Avatar
    The story is Orcs. vs. Humans (aka WarCraft I)....

    ...eeeh....alright.
  1. Moosie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheEaterofSouls View Post
    Wait? What did they do for Comic-Con? Didn't they give a full trailer?
    Was only a rumor, the fact even a screenshot of the video didn't get leaked, tells me that it was just a long going gag. Movies don't often have a trailer 2 years before its to be released, even this early, a teaser is a lot of ask. That and they said themselves that they hadn't even started filming.
  1. rav1410's Avatar
    well that's explain the expansion , they want people to know more about durotan
  1. adam86shadow's Avatar
    there's no filming to show
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    Wouldve loved to actually see the fight between Lothar and Durotan at least as the teaser. Something to keep us hyped XD
  1. FunkyRaccoon's Avatar
    wonder how they will pass human actors as orcs, hopefully the make up goes far enough heh

    Well, for your extras, all they have to do is find the biggest, ugliest guys at the bodybuilding place, give 'em a hair and paint job, and stick some prosthetic tusks in their jaw.

    But who could play Durotan? I don't know, unless they can get Conan-era Arnold in there with a time-machine.
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moosie View Post
    Was only a rumor, the fact even a screenshot of the video didn't get leaked, tells me that it was just a long going gag. Movies don't often have a trailer 2 years before its to be released, even this early, a teaser is a lot of ask. That and they said themselves that they hadn't even started filming.
    Wasn't just a rumor, it was a 30 sec long CGI teaser.
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by adam86shadow View Post
    there's no filming to show
    what about this "30 sec" trailer? Where is it? Was it a joke? WHY can't they show the 30 sec trailer at blizzcon?

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