The Warcraft movie is coming in 2016, here’s some concept art which was displayed At the Warcraft movie presentation at BlizzCon 2013
From comments made during the Q&A, it seems the movie will be focused largely in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth. P
They’re not just looking at the cities of Azeroth for inspiration. They’re looking at trees, leaves, rocks. Westenhofer regularly logs into his character to grab reference shots.
Who’s working on the movie ?
When director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) first read the scirpt, it was very human and Alliance centric. that wasn’t going to work. “It’s about both sides. It’s going to be red and blue.” He wants the movie’s audience to feel for the Orc heroes as much as they do the Human ones.
During the panel Q&A, Westenhoffer compared the tone of the film to Gladiator. He also commented, on props, “The swords that are being built are the biggest swords a human being can wield.”P
Mayes Rubeo, costume designer for Apocalypto and Avatar will be handling costumes. She’s pretty amazing. Simon Duggan of I, Robot and The Great Gatsby is handling cinematography.
What’s the Story?
We’re not talking actors yet — when asked if they had cast picked out, Jones simply answered “Yup!” — but we’ve got some character names.
It’s the story of Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games.
“It’s been hard to find an actor who looks like Durotan,” said Jones. “Every time I meet an actor I just try to squish his face.”
Both of these men are protectors of their people. War is coming, and both of them want to do the right thing for the people they are responsible.
During Q&A, Jones suggested the story offers plenty of opportunities for strong female leading roles as well.
The movie was supposed to be released by the end of 2015 but has been pushed to March 11th 2016 due to the launch of Star Wars: Episode VII which is expected to hit the theaters on December 18th 2015.