Warcraft Movie News from Comic-Con

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Warcraft Trailer in November; Film in 2016

Director Duncan Jones shared official movie posters and footage from the World of Warcraft-adapted movie with the audience at Comic-Con.  He’s talking a trio of films and, while no Suicide Squad-style trailer leak has occurred yet, looks like we have to wait till November to get the trailer online.

The five minutes of footage that was shown at Con are described in this piece from i09 below:

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2015 is the third year director Duncan Jones has brought his big-screen adaptation of Warcraftto Comic-Con and he finally had something huge to show. He debuted about a 5 minute trailer from the film that featured a unique blend of CG visuals with intimate character moments and massive action.

The skies look dusty with green highlights as a clan of orcs are walking on a desolate, orange plain. Two leaders, Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) and Durotan (Toby Kebbel), are leading the way. A massive set of gates opens and inside, there are orcs working. Building weapons. Mining. Durotan says “Our planet is dying, we need food and water.” A group of orcs sit around the fire and talk about how they believe in the orc warlock Gul’dan (Daniel Wu), and will follow his lead. Next Durotan and his wife, Draka, are laying on the ground of their hut. The wife has chosen a name for their child, but the father says “I’ll choose a name when I meet him.” She then reveals it’s a son and he’s every excited—a big moment for Warcraft fans, as Durotan’s son grows up to be Thrall, one of the big heroes of the games and eventually World of Warcraft.

Warcraft definitely looks like it’s CG and green screen. These are not real sets. Granted, the humans are real and wearing real costumes, but their homes are all CG too. What that look does is give the whole movie a glossy feel. Think a dirtier, dustier, more muted Avatar. It feels like a video game has been turned into a movie. I think many fans are going to complain that it looks to fake but, come on, how else could this get pulled off? From the footage we really got a sense that Jones did the best visuals technology could do, but made the relationships and characters wholly real and believable. If that stuff works, the story will work and the movie will work.

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Courtesy of i09

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