‘Warcraft’: Duncan Jones on Making a Movie for Fans and Newcomers

     June 9, 2016

Video game adaptations clearly don’t have the best track record but that didn’t stop director Duncan Jones from taking on an especially challenging assignment – bringing Warcraft to the big screen. Five years after the release of Source Code, Jones finally has Warcraft making its way into theaters. The film primarily takes place in Azeroth where the civilization is being threatened by the Orcs who are forced to leave their dying world and find another if their race is going to continue on.

While the Orcs may appear to be the big, bad monsters of the movie, the Warcraft narrative is unique in that neither race really qualifies as the enemy. There may be specific characters with more malicious intentions but overall, both the humans and the Orcs are just fighting to preserve their people.

Warcraft is already crushing it overseas, but with the movie set to hit theaters stateside this weekend, I got the chance to sit down with Jones to talk about making a movie with many heroes, working with 3D for the first time and also about a prop from his first movie Moon that happen to own. You can catch it all in the video interview at that top of this article and, in case you missed it, click here to watch Warcraft stars Toby Kebbell, Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Rob Kazinsky and Ben Schnetzer play a round of “Would You Rather.”


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