It might be a long road until the Warcraft movie reaches fans in cinemas, but according to director Duncan Jones, production will finish filming in just three weeks time.
According to Jones' Twitter account, shooting will end in the next few weeks and production shifts over to the editing and CG side, with the film expected to launch in early 2016...
Gaming franchises aren’t known for producing spectacular feats of cinematography, and 2014’s Need For Speed film was the latest adaptation to be thrown to the bargain bin. However, with a solid cast, strict overseeing by Blizzard and (allegedly) a rather impressive budget, we’ve still got some hope for this. Although it is frequently referred to as the “World Of Warcraft” movie, the film will actually draw on the whole Warcraft franchise, not just World Of Warcraft. The Warcraft movie will tell a Humans vs. Orcs origin story, focusing on the battle between Durotan and Lothar.
Filming might have nearly ended, but there’s still a heck of a long road ahead before we see Warcraft film released to audiences, as the film will naturally include a large CG component. The film was originally slated for release on 18th December 2015, but was delayed after it came to light that Star Wars: Episode VII would also be releasing in that same release window. The Warcraft movie is now anticipated for a release in March 2016.
For those Warcraft fans unwilling to wait so long for a fix, the latest World Of Warcraft expansion Warlords Of Draenor is slated for launch later in 2014.
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