WARCRAFT MOVIE - Release date: June 10, 2016 - Director: Duncan Jones

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So what’s going on with Warcraft movie

divider-postwarcraft-movie-news16divider-postIt’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.”

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Bill Westenhoffer has been signed as the visual effects director

divider-postToday on Nick Carpenter, Blizzard’s vice president of art and cinematic development, twitter account came a tweet that you can see here…

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So who is Bill Westenhofer? He is two time Academy Award winner for visual effects, Golden Compass and fresh one from last Oscar for Life of Pi. Westenhofer is a visual effects supervisor at Rhythm and Hues Studios and his film career includes large projects such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Elf, Men in Black 2, A-Team and more.

Now for real the ball is rolling and that filming start in the end of summer this year and release 2015. seems pretty solid now. Bloody finally 😉

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Sam Raimi on why he left the WoW movie project

divider-postsam-raimiYou’re no longer attached to the World of Warcraft movie, and now Duncan Jones is making it.

I loved his movie Moon, and I think he’s a strikingly talented director. I bet that if anyone can do a great job with it, it’s him. 

What was the biggest obstacle on that project?

Robert Rodat was working on the script, and it was taking a long time. I think they were getting a little antsy at Legendary, the production company. Actually, what happened was even more complicated, so let me go back a little bit. First, they asked me if I wanted to make it, and I said, “Yes, I love World of Warcraft, and I think it would make a great picture.” So I read a screenplay they had that was written by the guys at Blizzard, and it didn’t quite work for me. I told them I wanted to make my own original story with Robert, so we pitched it to Legendary and they accepted it, and then we pitched it to Blizzard, and they had reservations, but they accepted it.

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One of those days…

divider-post…when a Blizzard employee said something about WoW movie progress in last…few years I think 😀

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Leaked Blizzard Production Calendar & Warcraft Movie

divider-postSo, for few days around the Blizzard related sites there has been Blizzard Slate picture poping up. Some say its inner company date projection from some meeting and since its about 8 months old you can check this years dates. And both Starcraft and Cataclysm hit on the same quarters of year the slate is saying. Ofc, slate is not offical document so we can just speculate is it true or not, but is surely looks good.

Why am I talk about it? Well, something called WoW Movie is on the list also, so click on the pic and you can see when they are aiming with it 🙂

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Warcraft movie screenwriter out of project

divider-postGary Whitta, the former editor-in-chief of PC Gamer who made waves last week when he announced that was “finished” with PC gaming after a hardware crash (only to later tell us that he since rethought his stance to neutral), has announced that he no longer the writer on the Warcraft movie. Whitta, in a post to the gaming forum Quarter To Three said that he had been working with Legendary Pictures and Blizzard for the past two years on the screenplay. However, with the announcement yesterday that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was taking over the project, Whitta revealed that he was no longer on the movie.

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Blizzard finally announced the director

divider-postAfter only 2 years since any useful info was posted by Blizzard, it happend. We got the director 🙂

sam-raimiBlizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative filmmaking style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night. He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, Drag Me To Hell.

“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” said Raimi. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”

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