Following the huge success of the hit computer game World of Warcraft, there have been plenty of rumours about it being adapted for the big screen. We have been getting excited about a World of Warcraft movie for about eight years now and, while it has hit a lot of difficulties and bumps along the way, it does look like we are finally going to see a World of Warcraft film on the big screen. So, what do we actually know about the project?
Well, the World of Warcraft movie is simply being titled Warcraft and has already been moving along very nicely. Filming for Warcraft began on January 13, 2014 and shooting for the project took place over 123 days, before coming to an end on May 23, 2014.
As far as the plot is concerned, we do not know a great deal about what will happen in the movie, other than the obvious. Warcraft will follow the game World of Warcraft and will take place on the planet Azeroth, with the movie following the familiar story of the battle between the Horde and the Alliance.
We will also see some familiar characters in Warcraft, including the likes of Medivh, Durotan and Lothar, with the cast featuring Hollywood names such as Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Robert Kazinsky, Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel Cudmore, Ryan Robbins, Ben Schnetzer and Daniel Wu.
Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones, who also had a hand in developing the screenplay for the film along with Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen. Warcraft will hit the big screen on March 11, 2016 in both the US and the UK. We cannot wait.
Are you excited for the World of Warcraft movie?