It's been just over a week since we saw a new TV spot for Universal and Legendary's long-awaited Warcraft, but if you've been dying for new footage, you're in luck. YouTuber Tolkfan has discovered a new international trailer for this video game adaptation, which teases that the Horde and the Alliance are trying to find a way to peacefully co-exist in the magical realm of Azeroth. Of course, war is still coming, but Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the Orc Durotan (Toby Kebbell) are trying to work together. Universal has set a June 10 release date for Warcraft, putting it up against The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist and Now You See Me 2.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth 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.
Warcraft 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 and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. Warcraft is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.
The producers of Warcraft are 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. 2016 could end up being the year that proves movies based on video games can actually succeed. As of now, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the only video game adaptation that has made more than $100 million domestic, but that may change with the release of Warcraft.
Video game adaptations have consistently under-performed at the box office throughout the years, with only one movie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which earned $131.1 million back in 2001. While we still have a long wait for Warcraft, it seems likely that it could be the highest-grossing video game adaptation, paving the way for other highly-anticipated movies such as Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, and Splinter Cell, which has Tom Hardy set to star. Do you think Warcraft could usher in a new wave of blockbuster movie adaptations? Let us know what you think after checking out this trailer.