For all the fans of the popular Warcraft video games, it’s time to enter those mysterious and dangerous worlds again, only this time you can let your fingers rest. The game has been finally adapted into a movie, and even though the track record of video game-to-movie conversions isn’t something spectacular, the first trailer of Warcraft promises to change that. It’s lavish in its scale, much like The Lord of the Rings series, and looks intense in terms of the plot; now we just hope that the full-length feature film lives upto the expectations the trailer has set.
What’s the plot: Since the movie studios have to cater to a wider mass of audience than just the video gamers, they would tend to simplify things when dealing with such a wide world as that offered in Warcraft games. So the movie is an origin story of sorts, depicting the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs. The orcs though aren’t as vile as those we know from The Lord of the Rings series, and Warcraft will be aiming to narrate the story from both sides of the conflict.
Who’s directing the movie: Duncan Jones, from Source Code fame, is the director for Warcraft. Jones is only two movies’ old, but both his previous flicks – Moon and Source Code – were well received, which makes it all the more exciting to see him calling the shots for a higher budget fantasy flick.
Who’s in the cast: Warcraft does not carry a single big actor, but it does have a group of good actors in it. The more recognisable names to me are Ben Foster (who’s playing Lance Armstrong in the upcoming The Program), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Dominic Cooper (who played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger).
Where to watch the trailer: Right here! It’s a visually appealing movie trailer which now lays the burden on the final movie to become a big summer blockbuster.
Warcraft is scheduled to release in the USA on June 10, 2016.