In just a few weeks time, the mystical fantasy world of Warcraft will be presented on the big screen for the first time, when this video game adaptation hits theaters on June 10. To get fans ready for this immense adventure, Legendary Pictures has presented a new preview, where director Duncan Jones offers some insight into this immense undertaking, giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production. We also hear from a number of different crew members who reveal how the size and scope of this massive movie is unparalleled to anything that has come before.
The preview from Legendary's YouTube page sheds new light on this fantasy adventure set in the realm of Azeroth, which has enjoyed peace for hundreds of years. Now this magical land stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders. Orc warriors are fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
The Warcraft movie stars Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. This action epic is directed by Duncan Jones from a script he co-wrote with Charles Leavitt. Warcraft is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.
Warcraft is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will go up against a pair of sequels on June 10, Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2 and Warner Bros.' The Conjuring 2.
Warcraft could be the movie that helps revitalize video game adaptations, since only one movie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider has made over $100 million domestically, although The Angry Birds movie recently crossed $150 million worldwide after its first weekend in theaters. We'll have to wait and see if Warcraft can be the second movie to crack $100 million domestically. Until then, take a look at this new behind-the-scenes preview for Warcraft and stay tuned for more information on this video game adaptation.