In 2006 Blizzard said it was working on plans for a Warcraft film. In 2013 Duncan Jones was attached to direct and filming started January of 2014. We got a few second trailer tease last week and today at Blizzcon Blizzard unveiled the first full Warcraft trailer. The movie seems to be a retelling of the events in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans with the Orcs leaving their dying world Draenor in search of a new home. There is some speculation as to if this is a standalone film or the first in a series of films that catalog the history of Azeroth. I imagine if the film does well we will undoubtedly see more but right now I am uncertain how well it will do at the box office.

What do you think of the Warcraft trailer? Is this something you are interested in checking out or are you going to pass on seeing Azeroth on the big screen?

Warcraft is the first wave of a ton of video game properties headed to film such as Angry Birds, Ratchet and Klank, Assassins Creed, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell and Hitman. Typically video game movies are not very good, hopefully these break that trend.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/07/2015 at 06:54am

It uh... it looks kinda cheesy.

Beyond the fact that it's obviously using no practical effects, and like even the forest scenes they opted for CG instead of actually going to a forest, the storyline looks pretty cheesy.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/07/2015 at 05:38pm

Sometimes movie studios will put out a really cheaply done movie just to extend their rights on an intellectual property. I expected this movie to be simply that; something thrown together without much effort or cost. After seeing this trailer, I no longer think this is the case. I do think this movie is the Barbie movie series. (Any of you with daughters know what I'm talking about). The Barbie movies are simply random stories told with Barbie characters (I remember Swan Lake the most, but there's several movies with Barbie). The animation is terrible (all blocky 90's looking CG) and the storyline are simple. But kids love the movies because the movies have Barbie skins. Now this Warcraft movie has pretty good animation, but like Travis said, the animation is clearly only animation, but it's simply fanservice for fans who way to see the characters of Warcraft in a movie.

I won't be seeing this movie, unless it gets really good reviews by non-Warcraft fans.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/08/2015 at 01:55am

It looks meh. I like Duncan Jones though. Maybe it will be decent.

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