It is amazing how well director Duncan Jones and his crew have been able to keep the story of his Warcraft movie a secret for so long. The film is already done shooting and is currently in the post-production process.
Thanks to actor Ben Foster, we have little more insight to the film and the character he plays in it. This is what he said in a recent interview with IGN:
"The character in ‘Warcraft’ that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer. He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle."
Magus Medivh is a big character in the World of Warcraft universe and has been around since the first game. One of the major things to be noted about Foster’s character is that he is the Guardian of Tirisfal who is charged with fighting back the Burning Legion, an army of demons and other corrupted forces that has a habit of invading Azeroth. Foster went on to talk about Jones' take on the video game and why he's excited about it, saying:
"What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. It shows both sides of a conflict, which is exciting to me. It’s not just a video game turned into a movie. It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?"
That really is an interesting question he poses. The actor then spoke about the motion-capture effects work in the movie, which Industrial Light & Magic is working on:
"The way that they’re pushing motion-capture – I just saw some of the test footage – it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s performance-capture. It pushes it to the next level. It’s going to be one helluva 3D event."
Sounds like we've got some amazing stuff to look forward too! I can't wait until we get our first real look at the movie! The movie was written by Charles Leavitt and then rewritten by Jones. It is set to be released on March 11th, 2016.