This week, we’ve been running portions of our extensive interview with screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli, After Earth) as a five-part feature we’re calling “/Film’s Week Of Whitta.” Promoting the pre-order of his first novel, Abomination, Whitta talked to us not only about his career thus far, but the future and unproduced projects that haven’t happened.
Today in the fourth part, Gary Whitta talks about the projects he’s worked on that have not made it to the big screen, which include the American live-action Akira movie, an Escape From New York reboot, a big screen adaptation of Blizzard’s popular MMORPG video game World of Warcraft. I also ask Whitta about the rumors that he may be working with Blizzard on a a Diablo or Starcraft project. I always love hearing about the movies that could have been, so for me this segment might be the most interesting. Read the Gary Whitta unproduced projects interview after the jump.
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Director Duncan Jones finished shooting Warcraft almost a year ago. Production wrapped in May of 2014 but the film is not scheduled for release until March 11, 2016. In the meantime, the director and his team are working hard not only on post-production, which includes a lot of performance capture and computer graphics, but marketing. How do you sell the masses on a super-geeky property based on a popular video game which still remains a niche property as far as the mainstream is concerned?
One idea Jones had was to do two separate Warcraft trailers for two of the major factions in the action fantasy adaptation: one for the Horde and one for the Alliance. Whether or not that’ll happen, or when it’ll happen, we don’t yet know. But below, read Jones discuss Warcraft’s marketing and offer an update on the film. Read More »
There are few deep niches of film fandom more arbitrary than analyzing a film’s logo. But, these days, when movies are promoted so far in advance, sometimes it’s the best fans can do. We saw this happen recently with Star Wars: The Force Awakens; now it is happening with Duncan Jones‘s Warcraft.
At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Legendary made a big deal of revealing the first Warcraft logo. With the film well-over a year from release at the time, we thought that would be the extent of it. Then Jones played some awesome early footage. The director expanded on that presentation last weekend at Blizzcon, a convention put on by the game’s developer, Blizzard. New footage, new images but, most interestingly, a new logo. Why the new logo change? We don’t know, but you can read an analyzation of the Warcraft logo change below. Read More »
Update: We’ve added the a video of the entire Warcraft movie panel from Blizzcon 2014, alongside a few photos from the event, forwarded by our friend Reza L. Blizzard also revealed the characters and cast of the Warcraft movie, which we have posted here.
Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) wrapped Warcraft a while ago, and is already deep in post-production on the 2016 release. Given that the film is based on the Blizzard-published games set in the world of Asteroth, and this weekend is the 2014 edition of the company’s annual Blizzcon convention, it’s not a surprise to see some early promotion coming out of the event. Below you can see four new Warcraft posters, with URLs that point to the film’s two new official sites.
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We haven’t seen much at all from the new Duncan Jones movie Warcraft, but at Blizzcon today the gates are opening on some of the film’s story. We’ve known most of the cast of the film, which includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Until today we weren’t certain about most of their characters beyond the fact that Foster would play Medivh. Now we know roles for all the major players, and we’ve even got early renders of a couple of them in character. Meet the Warcraft movie characters below.
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Saturday afternoon during the Warner Bros presentation in Hall H at 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, Duncan Jones came out to premiere his upcoming film, Warcraft. That’s, of course, the big screen adaptation of the popular massive multiplayer online video game. Jones is still over a year from release, but he explained a bit about the premise of the movie – an origin story of the conflict in Azeroth – and debuted a short teaser trailer. We don’t have the trailer, but we have a description and a motion title treatment below. Read about the Warcraft teaser trailer below.
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In advance of their panel on Saturday, Legendary revealed a few small glimpses into the world of Warcraft. Directed by Duncan Jones, the film hits theaters March 11 2016. Above, you can see the logo. Below, check out some of the Warcraft movie weapons on display from the film including one of the most famous: the Doomhammer. Read More »
Not that it’s a big surprise, but Universal and Legendary made it official today that up to 15 of their big upcoming tentpole films will be released in IMAX. Among them are the previously announced Crimson Peak by Guillermo del Toro, as well as Jurassic World, Warcraft, Fast and Furious 7, Dracula Untold, Everest and Seventh Son. Read the full press release below. Read More »
Despite the fact that Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has already wrapped the primary shoot for Warcraft, we know almost nothing about the film. Clearly, the film is set in the world of Azeroth, introduced in the video game Warcraft and greatly expanded in other titles including World of Warcraft. And we know most of the members of the cast: Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown are all in the film. We haven’t known anything about their characters, however, until now. Ben Foster has just given up some big info, including the name of his character — and it’s someone that will be familiar to fans of the games. Read More »