At BlizzCon 2013 this past weekend, more details were revealed about the forthcoming Warcraft movie adaptation.
The film will depict the initial interaction between humans and orcs and focus on two characters in particular—Sir Anduin Lothar and Durotan, father of Thrall. Director Duncan Jones said, "It's about both sides. You can be a hero whatever side you are on. To tell a story where you're really, honestly telling it from both sides—especially a war film—is unusual. The fact that we're able to get an opportunity to do that is, on a story level, breaking a few barriers. I don't think you're going to see a lot of films with this structure."
Combining live filming with CGI, the action unfolds in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth. But fans shouldn't worry that the movie will be hampered in any way by its video game roots.
"There's a high level of collaboration, and the good news is that nobody is interested in making a video game movie," said Blizzard CEO Paul Sams. "Everyone wants to make a truly groundbreaking, bad-ass movie that has simply gotten its source material from a video game, just like other great sci-fi, fantasy or superhero movies have been inspired by books or comic books."
The cast hasn't been finalized yet, but Jones confirmed during BlizzCon that he has a few actors in mind. Rumors point to Colin Farrell and Paula Patton on the short list. Who would you like to see in the movie?
Warcraft is expected to land in theaters Dec. 18, 2015, the same date as Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII.
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