What's the most epic fantasy movie? I bet everyone would answer with "Lord of the Rings". It's true.. for now.
Let's talk about budget.
LotR whole budges was 281 million dollars.
LotR movies were 11.3h long (together, extended)
That gives 24.6 million dollars per hour of the movie.
Warcraft whole budget is above 100 million dollars (101 minimum, and I think it's 135 million dollars maximum). But let's say it's round 100 million.
The movie will be 120-150 minutes long. Let's say it's 150 minutes long.
That gives 40 million dollars per hour of the movie.
Warcraft: from 40 to ~67.5 (if the movie will be 120 minutes long and the budget would be 135 million dollars).
Director - Charles Leavitt (K-PAX, Blood Diamond)
Studio: Legendary Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros
Do you think Warcraft movie will shake the foundations of "epic" definition? I mean, will it be more epic than Lord of the Rings for example?