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First Look at Orgrim the Orc from Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie

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May 18, 2015
Source: Wired

Orgrim the Orc

For the Horde!! Finally, after years and years of waiting and buzz and details, we have an official first look at one of the Orcs from the upcoming Warcraft movie based on the popular video game. Moon/SourceCode director Duncan Jones is directing the Warcraft movie, about the Orcs vs the Humans, following various Orc and Human characters. This time we get to meet Orgrim the Orc, played by actor Robert Kazinsky, who we just saw as Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim. Over at Wired, where the image is from, they explain: "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment… and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc." Sweet.

Here's the first two Warcraft shots, showing Orgrim the Orc as a character and from a scene in the movie:

Warcraft First Look

Warcraft First Look

"We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies," Duncan Jones tells Wired regarding the Orc characters in this. "We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely."

As for the story in Warcraft, 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. Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures present Warcraft, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. Produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. The cast: Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Universal will release Warcraft starting June 10th, 2016.

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  • Ryan
    so this film is fully CGI like polar express or beowulf?
    • Pudie
      No. It's more Planet of the Apes then anything. Real people acting agsint mocapped CGI ones.
      • Chris Groves
        ^What he said, Jones described it as sort of 'Avatar meets Lord of the Rings'
    • Polar Express is the devil! Burn it with fiiiiirrreee!
  • Pudie
    Looks damn good to me, and I hope this means the start of its media blitz. I fully believe that Warcraft will not only be the best video game movie ever, but flat out just a great movie.
  • avconsumer2
    I literally won't believe this movie has actually been made until I see it listed with showtimes on the marquee of one of my local theaters.
    • Chris Groves
      You can start gearing up, principle photography ended in May of 2014. This movie is coming.
      • avconsumer2
        That's what they WANT you to think!! ;P
    • si1ver
      I feel ya. Blizzard is almost as bad as George R. R. Martin.
  • TheOct8pus
    "We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies," Duncan Jones tells Wired regarding the Orc characters in this. "We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely." This is exactly what George Lucas said about Jar Jar Binks over 15 years ago.
    • But Jar Jar was a resounding success no? :-)
      • ErrorSapiens
        He was though, for the kids the movies was made for. the sequels for the veterans comes now.
    • si1ver
      I'm sure they more meant motion-capture since that's what all the Orc characters were created with. So more like Gollum.
  • Xerxexx
    Not bad.
  • DAVIDPD
    Better than expected. Trust in Duncan Jones.
  • Neuromancer
    Every part of my body is just hoping for this to be incredible.
    • si1ver
      Every part of my body thinks it will be. You don't just nail visual character designs, visual effects and world building and then shit the bed on story, script, acting and directing.
  • Terry Craig
    Hm, this looks like it could also be just from an advert for the game. I loved Moon and Duncan Jones has some of my trust for it, but I don't know if it's a wise decision to just adapt the exact same character designs as in the video game... makes it kinda look like for kids (which I don't think it's supposed to be?).
    • si1ver
      They didn't copy the character designs they merged the art with the faces of the actors like the Hulk-Ruffalo and Planet of the Apes with Serkis and Co. Alex quoted Wired where they explained "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment… and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc."
    • avconsumer2
      While not really a fan anymore, the CG cinematics for the WoW expansions (technically "adverts" I suppose) are amongst the best I've seen in & outside the video game arena. Though "for kids" is a pretty subjective & opinion driven term, I personally wouldn't classify them as such and imagine the movie will appear even more "grown up".
  • TK
    Can't wait for this. The lore and the size of this world will open up a million different options for sequels and offshoots if they are successful.
  • capitandelespacio
    I have only two words that describe what I would like from a Warcraft movie: Uwe Boll.
    • ResurrectRider
      Are you kidding?
      • capitandelespacio
        Yes.
        • ResurrectRider
          Thank goodness. It's early...I haven't had coffee yet, so humor doesn't register right now. I just thought I read a post from a very lost individual. lol Cheers.....
          • capitandelespacio
            Kind sir, I am, in fact, a very lost individual!
          • ResurrectRider
            Well, you aren't a fan of Uwe Boll. At least you've got that going for you. :)
  • Travisaurus
    Ugh, the bottom pic looks ok but the top one looks like CG garbage. Great, this is going to be a much of an abomination as the first episode (or first 3 for that matter) of Star Wars.
  • Zakary Shupe
    Orgrim The Orc? Lol it's Orgrim Doomhammer.If you don't know your warcraft stuff, don't write about it.
    • GreatWhiteRuffalo
      Don't be a neck-bearded fedora-lord. Nobody gives a shit. He's an Orc, so Orgrim the Orc is not wrong.

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