Post production in film is not the area you want to skimp on or rush through, but many films that would have been incredible come out of post production lacking the quality to compete with other films. Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull knows the value of attention to detail and is taking the necessary time needed to get ‘Warcraft’ done right.
In an interview with Crave Online, Tull explains the reasons for the film’s later release:
“Part of it is getting the date right. As you may have noticed, these next two years, there’s pretty big titles coming out. We wanted to make sure that we got that right, but there are some sequences and some things that Duncan Jones has done that are truly on the cutting edge. You want to have plenty of time to make sure that we dial those in. So by the time they get home and set up, it’ll be a little less than two years. It’ll be about 20 months but we really want to take our time and get this right because the technology that’s employed really is some next generation stuff.”
‘World of Warcraft’ fans have thought about a feature film for years, so I suppose we can wait a bit longer. I mean, we’re used to long trips from Ratchet to Booty Bay, Stormwind to Valiance Keep. And we’re used to standing cluster-frak in the auction house waiting on potions and reagents.
Tull also clarified that conventional film-making is not what Legendary is looking for from director Duncan Jones:
“I would say it’s a linear story, but at the same time, it’s Duncan Jones. That’s what we wanted, was again that different flare, not just straightforward fantasy and everything. Look, it’s a privilege. Being able to go from Interstellar, [which is] our fifth movie with Chris Nolan into Guillermo del Toro and Gareth Edwards and now Duncan Jones. It’s really a privilege to work around these folks.”
I believe Tull and Legendary can pull this off, I have faith. And the proof will be be here… if we are patient. What do you think?
Warcraft opens in theaters on March 11, 2016