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    Rumor: Weta Workshop providing effects for the Warcraft movie

    I feel this should be considered a rumor until more than one person confirms it. A member of the WoW Subreddit has posted his journey to Weta Workshop and believes they are working on the Warcraft film.

    Weta Workshop is located in Wellington, New Zealand is known for providing practical/special effects in famous films such as LotR, Avatar and District 9.

    Here is the Reddit post:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments...the_wow_movie/

    "Yesterday, me and a friend took the tour around the Weta Workshop in Wellington, NZ (famous for the props, practical and special effects in the LotR movies, Avatar and District 9 to name but a few). During the tour, the guide mentioned that they were working on a new fantasy film that they could not disclose. However, during the tour, we noticed what we thought were the tier 2 paladin pauldrons, helm and gauntlets lying on a side table. After the tour, we approached the guide and quietly asked if these were indeed what we thought they were. She gave us a surreptitious wink and said that they weren't, but in such a way as to indicate that in fact they were. She followed it up by saying we were the first ever to guess the identity of the items and film. TL;DR Weta is collaborating with Blizzard on the WoW movie"
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    Huh.

    Well.. that IS good news, wetas one of the best.
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    If WETA are involved, then the film will be sensational.

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    Well in appearance it will be good at least, it makes sense too, given the large sweeping landscapes of middle earth and pandora, they would be the best to do azeroth.
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    Weta did the hobbit movies aswell, and in my opinion they look amazing. so if its true then it would be great news

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    I kind of hope this isn't real, since being a fucking blabbermouth on the internet about this kind of thing generally gets people fired.

    I.E. That tour guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asthreon View Post
    I kind of hope this isn't real, since being a fucking blabbermouth on the internet about this kind of thing generally gets people fired.

    I.E. That tour guide.
    If you read what the redditor posted, the tour guide didn't confirm anything. The redditor was making an asumption, which is why it is a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt.

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    Blizzard took a long time to make a movie because it has to be amazing. Remember when Uwe boll wanted to do it and they laughed at him? This film will most definitely be the first of at least three, and they will most likely gross over two billion in total just like the lotro franchise (and The Hobbit nowadays) Blizzard won't release a product unless its up to their standards and this movie won't be any different. If it gets released then that is a confirmation at least in my own opinion that it will be a major success.

    edit: But yeah, this is great news and I believe it 100% =)

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    Or you could watch the fucking Blizzcon movie panel and learn exactly who is working on this. People from ILM and Weta both are working on this, the same team responsible for the Hulk in the Avengers and Avatar with veterans from the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. Speculation isn't required, just get a clue.

    http://youtu.be/D7XuOIQAB04

    Wei himself from the Sons of the Storm and NIck Carver have been overseeing the creation of the orcs at ILM as well as guiding much of the other conceptual art.
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    I think the more important thing here is that someone in the WoW movie will probably be wearing Judgement Armor. Heck yeah
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    I really hope this is true, Weta is Peter Jackson's baby, so it'll be amazing!

    Random side note, I've been to the studios, well hidden in Wellington!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yig View Post
    Or you could watch the fucking Blizzcon movie panel and learn exactly who is working on this. People from ILM and Weta both are working on this, the same team responsible for the Hulk in the Avengers and Avatar with veterans from the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. Speculation isn't required, just get a clue.

    http://youtu.be/D7XuOIQAB04

    Wei himself from the Sons of the Storm and NIck Carver have been overseeing the creation of the orcs at ILM as well as guiding much of the other conceptual art.
    Well apparently this is news to everyone else as you're the only person in this thread to have noticed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs View Post
    Well apparently this is news to everyone else as you're the only person in this thread to have noticed that.
    Not only that but I'm also slightly cranky. And I'll hit you with my cane.
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