While the sizzle reel that rocked Hall H earlier this year continues to elude the Internet masses, Empire has unearthed a trio of all-new images for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie that ought to sate our collective appetite for at least a little while.
Shining the spotlight on the CG wizardry of Industrial Light & Magic, the stills take you up close and personal with both the Alliance of the Horde, with Orgrim Doomhammer (Robert Kazinsky) looking particularly impressive. Indeed, it’s understood that this trio in question – Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and Toby Kebbel’s Durotan also feature in today’s pictures – will serve as the three nominal characters of the big-budget video game adaptation, and there’s no question that the advanced tech will allow for a more nuanced performance in terms of the towering Orcs.
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Blending elements of Avatar with the aesthetic of The Lord of the Rings, Jones has touched upon his own creative inspirations in the past, and how the Warcraft IP – one of the most successful video games of our time – harbors franchise potential in spades. Whether that is the case will ultimately be revealed in June, though the director has assembled quite the cast for the adventure, including Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan and Paula Patton’s Garona.
Hoping to buck the trend of video-game-to-movie flops, Duncan Jones’ Warcraft will open in theaters on June 10, 2016.
Legendary Pictures’ WARCRAFT, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe, is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and is written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share and Brent O’Connor serve as executive producers. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen co-produces.