June 10th is going to be a great day for MMORPG fans, as Warcraft gets the big screen treatment, and the new television spot gives us another glimpse of Azeroth.

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

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.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. www.warcraftmovie.com

It’s been a few years since I’ve played the game, and I’m curious if the movie will result in a jump in subscriber numbers for the game.

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  1. stellarleader
    January 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    I hope the movie brings some new people to the game, but I’m afraid that the disconnection between the stories will not help on maintaining them there. If anyone asks, the story of the movie is that of the first Wartcraft RTS, while the story of World of Warcraft starts more than 30 years later.

  2. January 26, 2016 at 6:54 am — Reply

    I have played both Warcraft RTS games they are real classics, never touched WoW though. Im sure its great but I’m not a fan of monthly subscriptions for full price video games. One thing I’ve never seen is a truly good movie based on a game and I don’t dare to expect one anymore, because every single one of them has failed.

    But hey, there’s first time in everything, right?

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