A new international Warcraft trailer has been unveiled online, giving us a bit more of the big video game adaption from director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code).
The pressure is certainly on. Not only does the Warcraft video game phenomenon have a ridiculously huge following to please, but Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed are two of the upcoming adaptations many are hoping will change the not-so-impressive waves of video game movies we’ve seen come our way over the years.
The visuals certainly look strong, but we’re simply not very excited at what appears to be a downright familiar plot outline. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, anyone? Of course, it remains to be seen, and Jones is two for two so far. Fingers crossed.
Warcraft, starring Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, and Robert Kazinsky, opens in the U.S. on June 10 and Australia on June 16.
Synopsis for Warcraft:
Legendary’s WARCRAFT is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.
Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.