In a recent interview with IGN, actor Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) revealed some information about his role in the upcoming video game adaptation 'WARCRAFT' which is being directed by Duncan Jones (Source Code).
He revealed that his character is a Mage called Medivh who is sometimes referred to as the Last Guardian of Azaroth. Foster went on to give details about the story of the film. Here's what he said:
"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?"
I for one and really excited for this film, not only because of its amazing director but the cast is really strong, especially Ben Foster. I think he's one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood, he was great in Lone Survivor, he stole the show with 3:10 To Yuma and I can't wait to see him in Warcraft. I love the fact that he's playing a Mage and he sounds like he'll be a lone wolf type character which would be really cool.
I literally know nothing about World Of Warcraft, I think in my life I've only played around two hours of the game but I'm aware of how diverse the game is and also how popular it is. There is so much content in Warcraft to explore, this will definitely be a franchise if successful so I'm really excited to see this world come alive.
I love his comment about the "bad guys", that they're not just going to be straight up bad, they'll have more character to them and depth and maybe even have you root for them at times. It really sounds like they're taking a lot of care with the story and with the characters and everything I hear about this movie makes it sound even better!
Video game movies have a reputation of being bad, and this is sounding like the video game movie that is really going to change that, they have a top notch cast, a fantastic director and all the time in the world to make this movie excellent.
What do you guys think about Ben Foster's comments?