- Posted by Carl Lyon
- On April 19, 2016
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- duncan jones, legendary pictures, trailer, warcraft
Warcraft, the upcoming film based off of the long-running fantasy game series, just released a new trailer promoting its June 10th release. If there were any concerns that the movie wouldn’t follow the over-the-top lead of its source material, they’ve all been washed away by this new trailer. Hulking orcs? Magic? Absurdly bulky plate armor? It looks like Warcraft will gleefully exist in its own niche of excess, leaving the gritty flavor of fantasy to Game of Thrones.
Not totally familiar with Warcraft or its inaccessibly dense lore? It’s simple: Orcs invade the human realm in a combined colonization/conquering effort, and the humans are none too pleased about that prospect. Or, to quote the press release:
From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors 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.
Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu 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.
Warcraft will be released in theaters on June 10th, 2016.