A Point of Geeks report
As hard as it is to believe, there was a time when studio executives thought that making a movie based on a comic book was an unwise business decision. A few dozen blockbusters later and they are commonplace. Movies based on video games are on the same precipice of a breakthrough that superhero films were years ago. One of the upcoming adaptations that has given gamers hope for the future is the upcoming Warcraft film.
Warcraft is based on the video game of the same name that's has been a worldwide phenomenon for years. The medieval action and strategy game is one of the leading MMO's in the industry, connecting players from all over the world in massive quests for gold, magic, and online glory. The film is being directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), who many are confident has exactly the right stuff to deliver the first critically and financially successful video game based movie. Others have come close with the Resident Evil and Tomb Raider franchises, however they were never anything more than B-movie popcorn material.
Today, via Wired, we got our first official look at a character from the upcoming adaptation of Warcraft. The orc, Orgrim, is played by Robert Kazinsky and has been brought to life by the animators at ILM. They are building off of the same technology that enabled the Hulk to emote in recent Avengers movies. As incredible as the images looks, this is still a continuing work in progress. So it looks like we may be in for a more mind-blowing experience than most are expecting. This is what Jones has to say about the creation.
“We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies...We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely.”
Jones has assembled a talented cast, many of whom have extensive experience in genre material. Warcraft features Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Paula Patton ([Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol](tag:34973)), Dominic Cooper (Preacher), Clancy Brown (The Flash), and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four) among others. So expect the buzz to continue to grow on this film, especially as more material becomes available.
Warcraft opens June 10th, 2016.
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Source: Point of Geeks