This past weekend a bunch of you went to BlizzCon 2013, and got to see a bunch of concept art for the upcoming Warcraft movie.

What We Know

  • Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) is directing the movie
  • The movie will focus on both factions
  • Orcs will be humans in makeup, not CGI
  • Bill Wetenhofer will be the supervising special effects director
  • Expect to see giant swords… really big swords…
  • Mayes Rubeo will be handling costume design
  • Simon Duggan (The Great Gatsby) will be the director of cinematography

It’s the story of Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games.

Here is some of the concept art fans got to see over the weekend.

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via Kotaku

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  1. Jason from Hawaii
    November 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Just saying, a CGI movie of the quality of the WOW intros would have been killer.

    • November 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm — Reply

      Considering the fantastical worlds and creatures of the Warcraft setting, I’d actually prefer an animated movie over live-action. Don’t get me wrong, they can do some nice things with FX these days like they’ve done with LotR and The Hobbit, but going with pure animation over live-action CGI mix opens a lot of doors (and you can do more things that might look iffy in live-action).

  2. November 12, 2013 at 3:52 am — Reply

    What if they do it in stop motion?

    I know they won’t, but just imagine Laika doing their thing with Warcraft… Awesome.

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