Impressive CGI Featurette from ILM for Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie
"Yes, we can pull these orcs off." Universal has released a new featurette profiling the work VFX studio ILM did on Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie, which is mostly CGI considering the Orcs are humans performing on set with motion capture rigs. ILM says their facial capture technology for this movie is groundbreaking, and pushes the boundaries of filmmaking beyond what we've seen with Avatar and the recent Planet of the Apes movies. A couple of movie websites recently visited ILM to see first hand what they're doing, but for everyone else, there's now a video featurette out that shows and discusses some of this technology. It's very impressive to see how much they're really challenging themselves with this movie, and I'm excited to see it. As I've been saying all along - seeing the final fully rendered version of this movie is going to look incredible.
Here's the new ILM making of featurette for Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie, from YouTube:
Here's some of the side-by-side comparison images released by ILM for the movie, via SlashFilm:
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.