In what is one of the most recent blockbuster productions that has been able to be completed with few details leaking out, ‘Warcraft‘ has wrapped production. That is right for those ladies and gentlemen who are looking forward to Duncan Jones’ take on the most popular and successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game of all time.
How was the announcement made? How else but Twitter, of course, and straight from the director himself!
Final day on Warcraft now officially… wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM. Goodnight/good morning twitter!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 23, 2014
The film wrapped after a four month shoot (to be exact 123 days long!) and is scheduled for a full theatrical release on March 11th, 2016. Plenty of time for the massive amount of post-production that will clearly be required to fill in the visuals on the film. Magic, mystical landscapes, monsters, and more. There is a lot that will need to be added in and I’m curious how much of this will be practical effects versus what was shot against a green screen.
I have a feeling the green screen shooting will have had quite a bit more use in this one. That, just like most of the movie, is a theory. The plot, character casting, and almost everything else about the film is truly an unknown. Personally I’m still hoping they go back to the story line from the original game and mix in elements of later ones to give us an origin about how the orcs have come to Azeroth. I’ve got a feeling they’ll just be here and accepted as the film starts, though.
What are your thoughts on ‘Warcraft’ being turned into a feature length film? Are you excited to see more details as they become available? Share your thoughts below!
Set to star Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown, Warcraft will open in 2D and 3D theaters on March 11, 2016.