Producer Thomas Tull has been talking about his film adaptation of World of Warcraft, revealing that footage from the movie – which is simply titled Warcraft – will screen at Comic-Con this year. He also hinted that the film will focus on two tribes.
Speaking to IGN on the London leg of the Godzilla publicity tour, Tull said: “Doing a videogame movie has not really been done well, and I think part of the reason for that is it’s been done for the wrong reasons. If you simply say ‘How many people have played the game? How much money can we make?’ You’re doomed. You’re doomed right off the start.
“Bringing a filmmaker like Duncan [Jones] onboard to distill that and bring the incredible cast onboard that he was able to get… we hope that when you see the first trailer for it, you’re going to say ‘OK, this is not what I was expecting.’ He’s an incredibly exciting filmmaker.”
We asked Tull when we might see that trailer, to which he responded “We show up every summer at Comic-Con – we really enjoy it, and the fans seem to enjoy taking a look at things, so I wouldn’t be surprised.”
As for what the film will focus on, Tull told us on the New York leg of the tour: “With a great cast, there’s a lot of folks to follow, so I’d look more in that direction because there’s so many talented people working on it… We’re very aware of the fact that in the mythology of Warcraft, there are two tribes – two big things to follow. We think you’re going to get a chance to look at both.”
Warcraft, of course, features multiple tribes. If Jones is drawing on specific tribes from the source material, which would you most like to see appear in the film?
Warcraft is set to hit screens March 2016.