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First Trailer for WARCRAFT Wows

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Warcraft. Co-written and directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), the film is an adaptation of the massively popular video game World of Warcraft. The story gives equal weight to both sides of an epic conflict. Orc warriors fleeing their dying home find themselves in Azeroth, a kingdom that’s home to the humans. As the orcs set about colonizing the realm, the humans fight back, and good and evil on both sides wrestle through a conflict that has vital repercussions for everyone involved.

The trailer was met with thunderous applause at Blizzcon, and the effects look top notch. My only concern is that it is heavy, heavy fantasy, as it should be. I am just worried that it will not translate to the masses is a way that justifies the enormous budget spent. I know I will love this film as a 10-year WoW player, but will my mother? We will see next year.

Starring Travis Fimmel as the Alliance’s Anduin Lothar, and Toby Kebbell as Durotan the hero of the Horde, Warcraft opens June 10, 2016 and also stars Paula Patton, Rob Kazinsky,Ben Foster, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown.

Watch the first Warcraft trailer below (via Universal):


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