A group of reporters from various websites had a group interview with Duncan Jones at SDCC at Legendary panel and crew from Den of Geeks kinda put the most interesting answers in one place. First thing that pops out about Jones is he’s real deal about the Warcraft. Somehow I think that at this moment there is not a director in Hollywood that fits better to tell the Warcraft story good for the movie.
“I’ve been playing back since Orcs and Humans, back in the real time strategy days,” he said. “I actually used to play Lost Vikings, which was a game that Blizzard made even before that.”
On question about how possible is that Warcraft movie will be that movie that will break the curse of videogame movies.
“I don’t know if there’s a curse to break, but I feel we’ve made a great film. I have an amazing cast. I have WETA who have built these stunning props for the film, the weapons and the armor. Gavin Bocquet was our production designer and he made these extraordinary sets up in Vancouver where we were shooting. We had these huge environments to shoot in, and then we have the motion capture performances where ILM have delivered, I think, their best work ever [in motion capture].”
About how will the non gamers react to the Warcraft movie, since a lot of general problems of this type of movies is that general audience was not usually targeted audiance.
“Right from the start,” Jones said, “it was absolutely imperative that we came up with a story that stood on its own, and brought an audience who didn’t know about Warcraft along with it. Not everyone who saw the first Lord of the Rings movie had read Tolkien, but Peter Jackson did a wonderful job bringing the audience along to get them involved in that universe.”
What can Warcraft fans expect in the movie and how are the characters potraited and to watch out for Orgrim Doomhammer played by mocap Rob Kazinsky, who is also a WoW veteran.
I assume after huge fans pressure about the offical Warcraft movie trailer, Duncan Jones had to post a tweet that it will come in November. I guess during BlizzCon since that fits the time.
There is something that pisses me off on this two pictures down. Bunch of ppl taking pics of the character posters and they only make two of them public in good quality. Now instead of good one, we have crappy quality taken from a side and I hope they will post all the posters before those taken by fans at the panel become viral.
There will be a prequel graphic novel to the Warcraft movie story called “Bonds of Brotherhood” and it will be written by Christie Golden it seems. No info on the who will do the graphics part yet, but the novel will be released in May, 2016. It’s not yet possible to pre-oreder it.
Things are heating up for this weekend Comic Con. Legendary released a Virtual Reality teaser of the Stormwind while you fly over it on the back of a gryphon. And I must say it does look kinda bigger than I remember it from my flying over’s
Also they put a bunch of Legendary panel pictures with statues of Alliance soldiers (I might be some are big name, but hard to tell) and Orgrim Doomhammer (that was easy to tell). Seems they really are preparing for a big Warcraft event this time. Ofc, the recording will not be allowed as usual, but at least I hope they will share the trailer with rest of us shortly cuz I’m sick of those “comic con exclusive” bullshit we get last few years.