Warcraft is a fantasy film based on and dedicated to the Warcraft video game series. The creators from Blizzard Entertainment are one of the leading companies in the market and are also known for such projects as Diablo and The Lord of the Rings. The plot unveils around the events of the first game of the series, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. The protagonists are lord Anduin Lothar (the Lion of Azeroth) and the Chieftain Durotan. Like in the Avatar movie, a special language has been developed for the ocrs here.
The filming was announced 7 years ago. Still, the shooting process started only in 2014, and the development has taken 4 months. Right now, the filming details are kept secret. It is known, however, that the budget is about $200 million. At first, the film was supposed to be released in December 2015, but later it was moved to March 11th 2016 due to the release of Star Wars: Episode VII.
The film is being released in partnership with Legendary Pictures which is known for pictures such as Interstellar, Seventh Son, etc. In the beginning, Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Poltergeist) was supposed to direct the movie, but later he resigned while leaving his position to Duncan Jones (Source Code, Whistle). Some of the main producers include Jon Jashni (Pacific Rim 2, Forsage 7), Charles Roven (Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice, Sleeping Dogs), Alex Gartner (The Great Wall, The Flash).
The leading actors are Toby Kebbell (The Fantastic Four, Violent Talent), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible 5), Clancy Brown (When the Game Stands Tall), Callum Keith Rennie (Supernatural, Fifty Shades of Grey), Daniel Cudmore (Twilight), Ben Foster (Queer), and others. Many of the actors are not even in the shot as they were simulating the movements of computer-created characters.
The major idea of the film is the story of confrontation between orcs and humans. Unlike the game’s plot where orcs are portrayed as bad and people as good characters, the film will not define anyone as positive and negative.
The story unfold around the Horde’s invasion of Azeroth, and the premises of what happens there. The events will be taking place in Draenor and the Eastern Kingdom. In 2014, during the San Diego Comic Con festival, a video has been presented in which humans, orcs and beauties of Azeroth were shown.
Creators of the Warcraft were present during the filming. The artists from Blizzard were working on sketches of different buildings, characters and their equipment.
There were no first-class actors in the film. It can be explained by the absence of most of them on the screen and a huge popularity of the project that doesn’t need additional advertising.
An approximate number of people who are into the Warcraft game is 12 million.
Sam Raimi was denied his director’s chair because of a conflict with the executives. The script which he wrote didn’t impress them, and the director was suspended.
Warcraft – Movie Trailer #1 (2016) HD