Well, it was about time! After a first trailer a few months back and a couple of cool extended TV spots, Legendary has finally unleashed the second official trailer for director Duncan Jones’ (Moon) upcoming fantasy movie, Warcraft.
A Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production, the Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu and is based on Blizzard’s hit MMORPG video game series. But it’s the first game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994), that serves as the basis for the movie. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
The more I see of the movie, the more I like it. I think the special effects are coming along quite nicely (the magic spells look cool), and it’s pretty exciting to see a high-fantasy movie not titled The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit set to unfold on the big screen. Next up in a few years: Dungeons & Dragons, to be helmed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman.
With a screenplay co-written by Duncan Jones and Charles Leavitt, Warcraft will soar into movie theaters on June 10.