While we’re all worried about whether or not a calendar year can hold six comic book movies successfully, there’s another genre that lies in the palm of 2016. Video game adaptations have had a rough go, not just as of late, but forever. Not all, but most video game based movies have been extreme disappointments. And while that could still very well be the case once 2016 is over, this year holds the best chance at breaking that curse, especially when comparing it to most recent years.
The first video game movie to hit this year is Warcraft. Back by big studios like Blizzard, Legendary and Universal, so far Warcraft looks like it’ll be as good as we all hoped. Why do I say that? Well for one, the first trailer was a pretty big hit. As far as story and making us believe this could work, it delivered. And two, looks at the cast and crew involved, most notably director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code). Video game movies of the past, traditionally, don’t have director’s like Jones, which is why many have some real confidence in this project.
Like I said above, the first trailer for the movie was exactly what we were looking for. It didn’t only make us believe in a video game movie, but it got us excited to see what’s next. And now finally, after a little hiatus to keep us from showing anything to much, we have some new footage for Warcraft. The following TV spots feature some very cool quick shots, as well as some updated special effects from the first trailer. I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping that one-on-one human vs. orc fight is longer than the spot implies. Duncan Jones Warcraft hits theaters June 10th, 2016 and stars Travis Fimmel, Rob Kazinsky, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, and Clancy Brown.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.