[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ith the World of Warcraft film ramping up press for its March 2016 release date, the film’s director, Duncan Jones, took a moment during Blizzcon to give the fans some updated info on how production is going. Blizzard ultimately chose Jones for the director’s chair because of his desire to depict the Alliance and the Horde from equal footing, not vilifying one or the other, but portraying each side with understandable motivations for their actions, while most other contenders lacked empathy for the Horde.
The film will take place in Azeroth during the Warcraft I time frame, a smart move considering how complex Warcraft history has become, and will tell the struggle between the Alliance and the Horde during that time period. A rough cut of the film exists now and Blizzard is pleased with how things are shaping up. The remainder of the work left to be done on the film includes Special FX and additional voice work. Jones made a comment on how ambitious the film is, saying: ‘It’s Avatar and Lord of the Rings at the same time. It’s a big, big movie’.
Here is the list of the cast for the film, clicking on their names will take you to their IMDB to read up on what else they’ve done.
Garona – Paula Patton
A memorable moment from the time on stage included Rob Kazinsky appearing on stage with a giant Doomhammer prop, as well as revealing he’s logged almost 500 days in World of Warcraft, a statement which earned a joke pointed at him, accusing him of ‘slapping his nerd dick on the table’. Those in attendance were invited to watch an extended cut of the movie’s trailer. One attendance described what showed as a ‘…less booby, more overtly magic Game of Thrones‘. If that’s the case, sign me up.