Legendary Pictures’ “Warcraft” movie adaptation, which has persisted on a cloak-and-dagger marketing campaign, has recently released three stills of the iconic game characters involved in the Duncan Jones project.
Empire Magazine via Comic Book showcased the film stills of Horde overlord Durotan portrayed by Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Doomhammer wielder Orgrim Doomhammer portrayed by Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”), and enigmatic Alliance hero Sir Anduin Lothar portrayed by Travis Fimmel (History Channel’s “Vikings”).
This latest development from the “Source Code” and “Moon” director once more stabilized their ambition that they are not going for the quickest way in motion-capture acting and visual effects in their pursuit of high standard filmmaking, especially now that the production is at its homestretch.
Tech Times established the reworked big screen version’s “epicness” when a leaked footage from a Romanian source found its way on the internet. Despite being just an off-screen footage which was heavily referred to in verbatim during the Comic-Con last July, it noticeably features an army of orcs pressing on to the Dark Portal and Alliance gryphon-riders engaged in a melee. The story arc for the popular Blizzard Entertainment real-time strategy video game concerns this gateway-travelling band which immediately creates a conflict with the human faction. It has been speculated that a full high-definition trailer will finally be available in the upcoming Blizzcon this coming Nov. 6-7, 2015.
Jones is not a stranger to the “Warcraft” universe as he himself is a self-described gamer, The Verge reports. The 44-year-old Jones, who is the son of iconic musician David Bowie, was all ecstatic when the “gauntlet” was first thrown into him two years ago to direct the video-to-movie adaptation.
“It was imperative that we came up with a story which stood in its own right, and brought an audience who didn’t know Warcraft along with it. Not everyone, I think, that saw the first Lord of the Rings movie had read Tolkien,” Jones said. He stated pointing towards the direction that he wants to make a trilogy of the franchise.
Jones’ “Warcraft” is slated for a June 10, 2016 release in the United States.