Duncan Jones took to the stage at PAX East earlier today to talk about the Warcraft movie. Jones wants viewers and those familiar with the Warcraft universe to ‘feel at home’ (such as in the Lion’s Pride Inn) yet he did acknowledge that the movie will “veer from the lore”, though always with the “blessing of Legendary and Blizzard”. Jones indicated that the alterations would be “in small and subtle” ways and that all felt these changes would make a better movie.
The interview continued with Jones defending his choice of CGI over prosthetics for the actors as he didn’t want their faces buried under it all. The use of CGI allows the camera to capture the actors’ faces better.
Other topics included how Jones and Blizzard had to reach common ground when disagreeing over the way the film was progressing.
The movie is absolutely going for the mainstream, to make a new generation of fans
There will be Easter Eggs for fans of the games
Check out Rob Kazinsky’s behind the scenes video of the Lion’s Pride Inn and the movie poster featuring Draka, wife of Durotan and mother of Thrall.
Duncan Jones, director on the Warcraft movie at present in post-production, has hinted that there may be more films in the works with which he’s going to be involved.
2p.com: Fans (especially Warcraft gamers) are worried about 2 hours not being enough to tell such a huge fantasy story. Do you have any plans to do more movies about WoW, maybe a trilogy?
Jones: Peter Jackson did a magnificent job of “setting the table: for Tolkein’s universe with his first Lord of the Rings film. I know that my job in this first film is to establish certain characters, places and culture while telling a story that a broad audience can be excited by!
Hopefully, if I have done my job right, people will want to know and see more! There is certainly plenty more to tell! I would love to be part of that process of expanding on the lore that makes up Warcraft, but it will all depend on what you, the audience, think of our first film!
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Just a few weeks from now will see the official release of The Art of Blizzard book, published by Insight Editions. The Art of Blizzard is a superbly high-quality tome dedicated to presenting and preserving the visual history of Blizzard and our Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises. With over 350 pages and nearly 800 individual pieces, including a never-before-seen look into some of our unpublished projects, this will certainly be a must-have collector’s item to adorn even the most discerning of bookshelves and coffee tables