WARCRAFT Movie Concept Art and New Details
Director Duncan Jones appeared at BlizzCon 2013 over the weekend to present some stuff from his upcoming Warcraft movie. We've included some concept art that he revealed along with some additional information on the story.
The story of the film will center on Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, the Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games. The movie will also be focused largely in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth. When talking about casting he said,
"It's been hard to find an actor who looks like Durotan. Every time I meet an actor I just try to squish his face."
According to Kotaku, when Jones first read the script, it was very human and Alliance centric, and that wasn't going to work. He went on to say, "It's about both sides. It's going to be red and blue." He then explains that he wants the movie's audience to "feel for the Orc heroes as much as they do the Human ones."
Special effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer was also at the panel and he compared the tone of the film to Gladiator and then added,
"The swords that are being built are the biggest swords a human being can wield."
That sounds pretty freakin' cool! I'm excited to see what becomes of this epic fantasy film. I just know that Jones is the right man for the job.
No casting has been confirmed yet, but Colin Farrell, Paula Patton, and Travis Fimmel are all rumored to star in it. The movie is set to be released on December 18th, 2015.