Universal and Legendary have released a new Warcraft trailer online. Duncan Jones’ unique approach to Warcraft involves telling the story from both sides equally, the orcs and the humans, with heroes and villains on each side. The two come into conflict when the orcs, searching for a new home world, land on the human-settled Azeroth, kicking off a massive war between the two races.
What has me excited for Warcraft is how unabashedly nerdy it looks. This is a film that isn’t hiding at all from its fantasy elements, and instead is fully embracing moments like a guy jumping out of a tower onto the back of a giant eagle because that’s how things work in this world. There’s big, bombastic armor, huge weapons, and everything that you’d want out of an adaptation of a fantasy video game. Rather than “toning it down”, Warcraft is playing at the level of its source material, and I think it might end up surprising a lot of people who are trying to cynically write its obituary.
Check out the new Warcraft trailer below. The film stars Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Bne Schnetzer, Ruth Negga, Toby Kebbel, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown, and Paula Patton. Warcraft opens in theaters on June 10th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Warcraft:
“Legendary’s WARCRAFT is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers 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.
WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.
Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.”
Peruse the links below for Adam’s set visit coverage:
- ‘Warcraft’: 35 Things to Know About Universal’s Massively Ambitious Epic Fantasy
- ‘Warcraft’ Director Duncan Jones on Giant Weapons, Easter Eggs, and Hitting PG-13
- How ‘Warcraft’ Aims to Break the Video Game Movie Curse
- ‘Warcraft’: Rob Kazinsky Nerds Out on Playing an Orc, the Doomhammer, and Sequels