Duncan Jones Reveals Concept Art & Story Details for 'Warcraft' Movie
Last month, the adaptation of the MMORPG video game Warcraft was officially given a release date of December 18th, 2015. Before that, names like Colin Farrell and Paula Patton were said to be in talks for the fantasy epic, but no story details were known at the time. But this past weekend, director Duncan Jones appeared at BlizzCon 2013, the convention for fans of the game series, and we finally have some tidbits on what and who the movie will follow. And if that's not enough, some concept art of four locations has also been revealed, and the style feels like Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings and it looks pretty cool.
Here's the concept art showing Draenor, Dalaran, Ironforge and Stormwind, in that order (via Kotaku):
As for the story, it will follow Anduin Lothar facing off against Durotan, the two human and orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games, before World of Warcraft was even created. The film will largely focus on the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth, as you can see. And if you're worried about how Jones is going to bring these epic locations to life, cinematographer Simon Duggan (The Great Gatsby), will be behind the camera. Also, Avatar costume designer Mayes Rubeo is on board the film, so that's good news. As for the action, special effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer compared the film to Gladiator and said, "The swords that are being built are the biggest swords a human being can wield." Sounds pretty promising to us.