BlizzCon 2013 Warcraft Movie Panel
Finally after so many BlizzCons we get more than few sentences about movie. We got an hour of talking about the movie. Even they say they did something similar 3 years ago, I guess my memory of that event is pritty dim. Anyway, on the panel the talkers were Duncan Jones, Chris Metzen, Bill Westenhoffer and Nick Carpenter. You can watch the full Warcraft movie panel here.
They said right in the start that they really don’t have too much to share since marketing haven’t started yet and hell not even filming that will start in January. So it was more of a chit chat between the guys on panel and their backgrounds and what they want to do with movie. Both Duncan and Bill are long time Warcraft players and are very passionate about the project. Duncan expressed his interest while still Raimi was in the picture. Later he got his chance, he read the current script and decided it too much Alliance and that story need to be told from both sides and from the start – The First War. The movie will be live action plus CGI and to my surprise, Orc will be played by real actors cause they want to make them as believable as possible. Bill said that they have a great team at ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) that is working on the Orcs. They aim for gritty style with Avatar & Game of Throne mix.
Their biggest problem was what legendary characters to bring since there are many and from many races, so the “main character” will be the world itself since it such a rich fantasy world, it would be lame to just focus on few main characters. So it will be a clash of two forces that just want to survive and bring best to their people. They mentioned two characters that seem will play major roles, Anduin Lothar of Stormwind and Durotan of Frostwolf Clan. Even though I am not sure those two ever met in the lore, but for sure two very interesting characters.
They gave four concept artworks – Dreanor, Dalaran, Stormwind and Ironforge.