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. Moosie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NonameXADX View Post
    Wasn't just a rumor, it was a 30 sec long CGI teaser.
    They show it at comic-con, but not blizzcon? They where hesitant to even reveal 2 characters. Makes sense...Considering there isn't even a single frame of this CGI teaser, I call BS. At least until I see, hard, physical proof. Not just some people believing that there was.
  1. Harbour's Avatar
    If they only show us teaser, without telling what the lore film will contain and what actors will be play, ill be disappointed.
  1. Ericanibus's Avatar
    There's probably an agreement with ComicCon that they can't show the trailer anywhere else, just like there wasn't ANY leak of the CGI trailer.
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moosie View Post
    They show it at comic-con, but not blizzcon? They where hesitant to even reveal 2 characters. Makes sense...
    WHY? They can show the trailer at Comic-con but they get in trouble if they show it at blizzcon?

    Were their a bunch of dudes in tuxedo's at the Comic-con panel or something? Is that 30 sec like fine wine?
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    What the hell? How is it going to be Lothar vs Durotan? Are they going to recton a shit ton of stuff?
  1. Darkvoltinx's Avatar
    so they are only talking about it? no teaser trailer? well i guess there is always next year for a teaser. was really hoping for a teaser
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Orcs Vs Humans? Da fuck... do not want.

    LICH KING! or nothing.
  1. Noctus78's Avatar
    This panel was quite a let down at this point. we hardly get any news that was hinted we would get
  1. Wildmoon's Avatar
    Lothar and Durotan.. wut? Did they even meet in lore?
  1. peggleftw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildmoon View Post
    Lothar and Durotan.. wut? Did they even meet in lore?
    i don't think so. Lothar met Ogrim, but i don't remember him meeting Durotan.
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildmoon View Post
    Lothar and Durotan.. wut? Did they even meet in lore?
    No, they don't.
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    For a panel about nothing but this movie these guys are more secretive than J. J. Abrams. All we know is that it will contain the origins in WC1 and we have seen some concept art. If I had known that knothing would be revealed here, I'd have watched the Hearthstone Finals -.-
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    The internet is MASSIVE. Why isnn't the mood piece trailer leaked anywhere. I don't understand. We got vocal word of the expansion. But an entire public panel at Comic-con? Did people not have any camera's hidden in their phones or hats or something?
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    Movie takes place predominantly in Eastern Kingdoms.
  1. ldev's Avatar
    Damn, how many panties will that bearded guy collected?
  1. Raybourne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildmoon View Post
    Lothar and Durotan.. wut? Did they even meet in lore?
    why do they have to meet? you'd encompass a lot more if they were simply complimenting the story of warcraft
  1. Bluegirl91's Avatar
    no kaldorei
  1. Moosie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheEaterofSouls View Post
    The internet is MASSIVE. Why isnn't the mood piece trailer leaked anywhere. I don't understand. We got vocal word of the expansion. But an entire public panel at Comic-con? Did people not have any camera's hidden in their phones or hats or something?
    Exactly why I question there even was one in the 1st place.
  1. Mausingen's Avatar
    I see what they are doing. Warcraft Movie with roots in Draenor and WC 1/2 Lore, alongside a World of Warcraft Expansion with the same roots. Very clever.

    Blizzard, with the combination of this expansion and this movie, are looking to 'reboot' the Warcraft Universe.

    Well played.
  1. Wildmoon'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
    Because the front page makes it seem like they will fight.

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