It’s be a while when something solid and fresh was said about the Warcraft movie, except the fact its in a long post-production period (read – a lot of CGI). That’s not necessary a bad thing, despite the fact movie was planned to go live in December this year, but then a higher Force (see what did here :P) intertwined and it’s been moved to March next year. So movie is still a year ahead and many people ask me, why there is no trailer yet when on last BlizzCon folks had a chance to see some kind of a trailer. And they also said it was freaking good…
But even though I would really like to see at least a teaser trailer, I understand why not go with a trailer a year before the premiere. My thought on the trailer philosophy is Teaser +3 (First, Extended, Featurette) and put all that in 8-6 months period. If you start to early you start to put out too many to keep people interested, and too many usually means by the last one you have seen 15-20 minutes of the movie since you need to include some new scenes that were not in last trailers, etc. So before summer, I don’t think there will be oficial trailer for the Warcraft movie….and I might be wrong about that, but that’s my five cent
Also if you don’t follow Duncan Jones on Twitter, give it a try. He is pretty active there and often chats about Warcraft things, movie included. I don’t post everytime he says something, but there are interesting twitter conversation going on.
“So let’s chat. I’ve got a movie coming out next year; Warcraft. It’s based on a computer game of the same name but it’s pretty unique. We’re trying to work out how best to let people who don’t play the game know that this is a film they’ll genuinely want to see. You know as well as I do, game to film adaptations have a checkered past, but I’m proud of this beast. It’s unique. It’s something special.”
Chinese movie news site Mtime got Duncan Jones to talk about Warcraft movie and actor Daniel Wu. We need to thank Manmademovies.co.uk for posting translation of the interview
There is no surprise really that Chinese press got interested in the Warcraft movie. First, Daniel Wu is a big star over there even though in Warcraft he plays Gul’dan and he won’t look very human but still he is a famous name. Second, Warcraft games are pretty popular in China, a big chunk of WoW player base is from there.Third and also important one, Legendary Pictures have their sister company in China. Overall, China is very important market for Warcraft movie and that’s why there is no surprise that one of rare Duncan Jones interview about Warcraft lands on Chinese news site. They are huge fanbase
On Warcraft current progress…
We are coming to the very end of 2014, and the film has been shot and we are finishing the editing. There are so many complicated special effects in the movie, that it will take a while longer before the film will be complete. The special effects will be very impressive though. They are being done by ILM, who are best known for their work on the Star Wars movies. Heading up the work are visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhoffer, who won an oscar for his work with Ang Lee on Life of Pi, and Jeff White at ILM, who made the Hulk such an excellent and believable character in the Avengers movie. While this work is going on, music composer Ramin Djawadi continues to build up a magnificent score for the film. As we complete our edit, Ramin’s music is being tailored to the cut. I am very excited. Day by day our film gets closer to being finished! Warcraft is scheduled to be released in March of 2016, so we have 14 months to make the film as good as we can! I very much hope you will enjoy it.
On Daniel Wu performance in the movie…
In all those images from BlizzCon, there actually gave two teaser Warcraft movie posters. Since I posted the wallpapers in one of the last posts and they look pretty much the same as teaser posters, it kinda slipped away. So now when it’s a dry season again with the news and I just found them in my images folder….lets show them
This years BlizzCon has started and some interesting news are coming on the opening ceremony about everything Blizzard. They actually announced the new game world after 17 years, team base action shooter called Overwatch and it’s coming rather fast then usual for Blizzard games. As for the movie, the panel is still 2 hours away, but they did introduced offical movie websites. Yep, there is not one, but two
Now I don’t know hou offical those two site will be or they are just a good marketing plan to slowly build up things and maybe there will introduce one main site later. If not, then you always have this site to check things out in one place
Well, what I hoped it won’t happen – it happened. They showed an actual Warcraft movie footage trailer only for the Comic-Con visitors. I hope Legendary will change their mind and give us all that teaser trailer and it won’t be like last year when that mood teaser was shown once and never again. Only stories about it. So since I have no idea it this Comic-Con trailer will see the light of day, I will give you IGN description of the said trailer and you will need to use your imagination
“The main human character is portrayed by Travis Fimmell. He has long brown hair and a beard and is garbed in black shining armor trimmed with gold. We hear him speak about guarding his king and guarding his own family. He ponders whether he is strong or worthy enough. Likewise, his orc counterpart speaks of being a father and if he is up to the task. The point is that these two foes are more alike than they are different.
But the orcs’ homeland has been destroyed and so he asks if war is the only answer now. We then see a slew of quick shots of the supporting cast, including a nefarious-looking Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster‘s mage casting a spell, and a green-skinned Paula Patton aggressively licking someone. The orcs look great, very organic and real. The world also looks real and not simply like a CG-rendered realm. We get a sense of the different regions, from the desert wastelands to the wooded regions of the humans.” IGN
Concept art from the Warcraft movie – Dark Portal in making
Warcraft movie logo trailer