Warcraft Movie "Officially" Finished Filming

Warcraft Movie "Officially" Finished Filming

Warcraft director Duncan Jones has confirmed that the movie has "officially" finished shooting.

If a movie's based on a video game, it's going to suck. If there's a universally accepted rule among gamers, that's pretty much it right there. Granted, there are some arguable exceptions, but they are vastly outnumbered by the Super Mario Brothers, Wing Commanders and Street Fighters of the world. That being the case, there are still some eager to take a swing at the adaptation game and it's recently been revealed that one high profile project has recently taken an enormous step toward completion.

We're talking, of course, about Legendary Picture's Warcraft film which, according to director Duncan Jones, has ended its last day of shooting. "Final day on Warcraft now officially...wrapped," said Jones in a Tweet.

Shooting for the film began back in January at the Canadian Motion Picture Park in Victoria, British Columbia. The movie is currently set to hit theaters on March 11th, 2016. Its distributors at Universal Pictures had originally intended for it be released in December 18th, 2015 but pushed it back to avoid competition with Star Wars: Episode VII which is scheduled to release that same day. An end to shooting, of course, doesn't mean that work on the movie is completely finished. That said, it's nonetheless an important milestone for what could be the best chance we've had in a long time to see a video game movie that doesn't make audiences wish they were pedestrians in a Grand Theft Auto game.

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Im an apologist for mario bros. I saw that in the theaters and loved it when I was a kid.
Theres some stuff in the early warcraft that might translate to a movie well. I tend to favor the earlier stuff, up through three, but maybe not for WoW so much.

Wow that was...fast.
Are films like this usually shot this fast?

Anyway, I can't imagine how good a WoW movie can be, but, hell, I'd like to be proven wrong.

Story:
Wow that was...fast.
Are films like this usually shot this fast?

Anyway, I can't imagine how good a WoW movie can be, but, hell, I'd like to be proven wrong.

most movies finish the actual filming in about 3-4 months what takes so long to make them is the more then a year or so after that is required to edit all that footage, add CGI, and add music. so 76 months is actually a bit longer then most.

Nah. They should have just had Blizzard's cinematic department CG the entire movie. I don't care if the movie itself were utter tripe, the sequences for Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft are the best quality you will ever see in a video game. Imagine a 2 hour movie of nothing but that.

008Zulu:
Nah. They should have just had Blizzard's cinematic department CG the entire movie. I don't care if the movie itself were utter tripe, the sequences for Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft are the best quality you will ever see in a video game. Imagine a 2 hour movie of nothing but that.

Bioware would like a word with you

But in general, I agree with you. The cinematics and proper cutscenes from Warcraft and WoW are amazing; I do think, however, that movie I linked is the greatest video game cinematic I have ever seen.

No idea why Disney is making new Star Wars movies when they just could have commissioned whoever did the swtor trailers to make full length features from the Old Republic era; I mean look at that 4 way lightsaber duel... it's 20 times better than any duel they had in the movies.

thiosk:
Theres some stuff in the early warcraft that might translate to a movie well. I tend to favor the earlier stuff, up through three, but maybe not for WoW so much.

The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Whatislove:

Bioware would like a word with you

Ha. I quite forgot Bioware was capable of making good things. Now if only their quality were consistent.

Aussie502:

thiosk:
Theres some stuff in the early warcraft that might translate to a movie well. I tend to favor the earlier stuff, up through three, but maybe not for WoW so much.

The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Doesn't matter when its set as long as the current writing department at Blizzard or any of the current head honcho's is calling the shots. If this movie turns out well it'll be in spite of them, not thanks to them.

Entertaining games, but godawful writers.

Halyah:

Aussie502:

thiosk:
Theres some stuff in the early warcraft that might translate to a movie well. I tend to favor the earlier stuff, up through three, but maybe not for WoW so much.

The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Doesn't matter when its set as long as the current writing department at Blizzard or any of the current head honcho's is calling the shots. If this movie turns out well it'll be in spite of them, not thanks to them.

Entertaining games, but godawful writers.

They've had the same lead story writers since WC2 :P (Chris Metzen hype)

Ferisar:

Halyah:

Aussie502:

The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Doesn't matter when its set as long as the current writing department at Blizzard or any of the current head honcho's is calling the shots. If this movie turns out well it'll be in spite of them, not thanks to them.

Entertaining games, but godawful writers.

They've had the same lead story writers since WC2 :P (Chris Metzen hype)

Chris Metzen is Blizzards answer to George Lucas. That's all I'll say about that.

Aussie502:
The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Huh...odd to pick the really old stuff as the source material...no elves, undead (to speak of), trolls, dwarves etc.

thaluikhain:

Aussie502:
The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Huh...odd to pick the really old stuff as the source material...no elves, undead (to speak of), trolls, dwarves etc.

You have to keep in mind the very likely possibility of adding story where there was none prior due to, well, it being WC1/2. Elves and Dwarves very much existed during the events of the First War, and we might see them as joining the Alliance at some point in the film assuming the timeline is going to be the same. Same goes for the Trolls joining the Horde temporarily.

EDIT: Also there's a question of Medivh, Khadgar, yada yada Dark Portal bananas.

Halyah:
Chris Metzen is Blizzards answer to George Lucas. That's all I'll say about that.

If George Lucas had a voice like that I'd forgive him a lot more. :3

008Zulu:

Whatislove:

Bioware would like a word with you

Ha. I quite forgot Bioware was capable of making good things. Now if only their quality were consistent.

Consistent like Blizzard's ?:D

Ferisar:

thaluikhain:

Aussie502:
The film is based on the events of the First War which was in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released in 1994. So you don't have to worry.

Huh...odd to pick the really old stuff as the source material...no elves, undead (to speak of), trolls, dwarves etc.

You have to keep in mind the very likely possibility of adding story where there was none prior due to, well, it being WC1/2. Elves and Dwarves very much existed during the events of the First War, and we might see them as joining the Alliance at some point in the film assuming the timeline is going to be the same. Same goes for the Trolls joining the Horde temporarily.

EDIT: Also there's a question of Medivh, Khadgar, yada yada Dark Portal bananas.

Halyah:
Chris Metzen is Blizzards answer to George Lucas. That's all I'll say about that.

If George Lucas had a voice like that I'd forgive him a lot more. :3

Doesn't matter what voice he has. His writing is on par with Lucas and I'll still knee the guy in the groin if I ever have the misfortune of running into him for being so atrocious.

Yes I don't like the guy at all.

You can make a great movie based on a computer game, just need a good script and dont go over the top with the fan service. With WOW, it can be akin to Lord of the Rings movies. With the WOW movie im surprised there hasnt been any leaks of set photos and character designs. I knew they were going to make one when Raimi was involved but didnt even know they were already filming.

Halyah:

Doesn't matter what voice he has. His writing is on par with Lucas and I'll still knee the guy in the groin if I ever have the misfortune of running into him for being so atrocious.

Yes I don't like the guy at all.

Ah yes, because George Lucas is the epitome of poor writing across all medium. Hahahaha

Please tell me more! xP

SonOfVoorhees:
You can make a great movie based on a computer game, just need a good script and dont go over the top with the fan service. With WOW, it can be akin to Lord of the Rings movies. With the WOW movie im surprised there hasnt been any leaks of set photos and character designs. I knew they were going to make one when Raimi was involved but didnt even know they were already filming.

Raimi got pushed off production a while ago if I remember correctly. He didn't fit the director role (be it from his own disagreements or Blizzard's, I've no idea).

Unless you mean to say that since he was involved it was a clear sign that something was going to be made, in which case disregard my comment :3

Whatislove:

Bioware would like a word with you

But in general, I agree with you. The cinematics and proper cutscenes from Warcraft and WoW are amazing; I do think, however, that movie I linked is the greatest video game cinematic I have ever seen.

No idea why Disney is making new Star Wars movies when they just could have commissioned whoever did the swtor trailers to make full length features from the Old Republic era; I mean look at that 4 way lightsaber duel... it's 20 times better than any duel they had in the movies.

The cinematics for Bioware games are created by 3rd party studios, in the case of The Old Republic a company called Blur (did a lot of good cinematics for other games too), so it's really not their accomplishment. Blizzard's cinematics are created by their own inhouse studio as far as I know.

Ferisar:

Halyah:

Doesn't matter what voice he has. His writing is on par with Lucas and I'll still knee the guy in the groin if I ever have the misfortune of running into him for being so atrocious.

Yes I don't like the guy at all.

Ah yes, because George Lucas is the epitome of poor writing across all medium. Hahahaha

Please tell me more! xP

I'm not entirely sure where you pulled that one from given that wasn't what I wrote. The comparison to Lucas is because they share the same issues. Without anyone around to tell them when they're being stupid, we only get what basically amounts to nothing worthwhile writing quality wise. When they have people reigning them and pointing out the issues with what they're doing then they can do fairly decently. That is what annoys me so much. From what I can tell the guy -can- do better, but he seems to refuse to do so.

Well fuck me sideways. I never thought I'd live to see the day. This is the video game movie equivalent of Half-Life 3. I look forward to seeing it. Hopefully it's not absolute shite. I've always loved the lore behind the Warcraft world.

Micalas:
Well fuck me sideways. I never thought I'd live to see the day. This is the video game movie equivalent of Half-Life 3. I look forward to seeing it. Hopefully it's not absolute shite. I've always loved the lore behind the Warcraft world.

I'm cautiously optimistic because Duncan Jones is really, really good. Ever watch the movie Moon? Utterly brilliant, and written and directed by Jones. Source Code wasn't quite as good, but still creative and well made.

Plus, he's David Bowie's son. That has to count for something, right?

I remember when this movie was first announced when I went to Blizcon in 2007. In that time I went from a diehard fanboy to having a rather bad taste in my mouth for the company (mostly due to a merger with the devil, Activision, and what seemed to be a complete mishandling of the lore during the last several years of WoW), however, I will keep an eye out for this to see how good it actually is.

ChildofGallifrey:

Plus, he's David Bowie's son. That has to count for something, right?

This made me a whole lot more interested in the movie than ever before, since David Bowie is my god.

ZodiacBraves:

ChildofGallifrey:

Plus, he's David Bowie's son. That has to count for something, right?

This made me a whole lot more interested in the movie than ever before, since David Bowie is my god.

If you're interested, check out Jones' first film, Moon, starring the eternally underrated Sam Rockwell (and ONLY Rockwell). Fantastic movie, and the quality of it should give you some peace of mind concerning the Warcraft movie.

008Zulu:
Nah. They should have just had Blizzard's cinematic department CG the entire movie.

This. I'm waiting with baited breath for the days Blizzard Animation Studios opens doors. I'd sit and watch a full movie by those guys. I mean the stuff they're doing with the ingame models nowadays proves they can do it.

ChildofGallifrey:

Micalas:
Well fuck me sideways. I never thought I'd live to see the day. This is the video game movie equivalent of Half-Life 3. I look forward to seeing it. Hopefully it's not absolute shite. I've always loved the lore behind the Warcraft world.

I'm cautiously optimistic because Duncan Jones is really, really good. Ever watch the movie Moon? Utterly brilliant, and written and directed by Jones. Source Code wasn't quite as good, but still creative and well made.

Plus, he's David Bowie's son. That has to count for something, right?

Wait, what? David Bowie's son is directing it... okay... wonder if any of the mages will be rocking the Jareth look.

Charli:

008Zulu:
Nah. They should have just had Blizzard's cinematic department CG the entire movie.

This. I'm waiting with baited breath for the days Blizzard Animation Studios opens doors. I'd sit and watch a full movie by those guys. I mean the stuff they're doing with the ingame models nowadays proves they can do it.

As much as I love me some good animation (the prospect of this makes me all star eyed) I hear it took them a good year to make the intro for Cataclysm, that was about two minutes long, a full movie would take a friggin lifetime... not that they couldn't just invest more... or well, we can dream I suppose.

OT: I really, REALLY hope they respect the source material, if it turns into 'Generic fantasy no648' were the orcs are evil and the hero is some orphaned raggamuffin i'm burning houses.

While I enjoy the work of both directors, I find it funny that Jones did in little to no time in the world of movie making what Raimi couldn't manage to find the time for over the course of years (while making some subjectively bad movies *cough* Oz *cough* in the process).

I've got some faith that Jones is going to bring us something that could be crazy brilliant with this property. Excited to see where it goes.

All I can think is: Wait, there is a Warcraft movie?

10 bucks this won't be any good.

Whatislove:

008Zulu:
Nah. They should have just had Blizzard's cinematic department CG the entire movie. I don't care if the movie itself were utter tripe, the sequences for Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft are the best quality you will ever see in a video game. Imagine a 2 hour movie of nothing but that.

Bioware would like a word with you

But in general, I agree with you. The cinematics and proper cutscenes from Warcraft and WoW are amazing; I do think, however, that movie I linked is the greatest video game cinematic I have ever seen.

No idea why Disney is making new Star Wars movies when they just could have commissioned whoever did the swtor trailers to make full length features from the Old Republic era; I mean look at that 4 way lightsaber duel... it's 20 times better than any duel they had in the movies.

completely agree on this, i remember seeing this one plus the other cinematics and thinking "these absolutely SHIT on what the movies had" *jaws dropped for half the cinematics*

that being said, blizzard does produce top notch stuff, would gladly welcome an all CG movie from them.

hakkarin:
All I can think is: Wait, there is a Warcraft movie?

10 bucks this won't be any good.

It has hope. It's being done by a director who has made good films, and the CGI crew is Weta.

PunkRex:

OT: I really, REALLY hope they respect the source material, if it turns into 'Generic fantasy no648' were the orcs are evil and the hero is some orphaned raggamuffin i'm burning houses.

They said as much at the panel at last year's Blizzcon. They're going to try and cover the story of Durotan and some* prominent orcish characters. (I'm not 100% sure on who exactly, but they weren't 100% clear either. I'm sure they don't want to reveal anything too early)

Maybe it's just me, but I see Warcraft working more as an episodic affair than a full fledged movie, maybe CG animated show a la Clone Wars or something, I fear to see shitty green screen shots through the entire thing :/

I'll be honest - As somebody who never really got into Warcraft or WoW (Although I did play a lot of AoE) I'm mainly planning to sit and laugh at this, and then afterwards pretend I was sympathetic all along when the Magic: the Gathering Movie meets the same fate.

It's not that I don't think there can be a good video game movie, it's just that I don't think it's a high probability occurrence.

While it's difficult to shake the feeling that they will be a decade or so too late, it might very well be better than never.

Although I dread to think what Metzen will be prepared to do to attempt to convince us the Orcs are the good guys, as has been the pattern for a few years now...

Ferisar:

Raimi got pushed off production a while ago if I remember correctly. He didn't fit the director role (be it from his own disagreements or Blizzard's, I've no idea).

Unless you mean to say that since he was involved it was a clear sign that something was going to be made, in which case disregard my comment :3

Raimi quit because Blizzard vetoed all the changes he wanted to make to the script.

 

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