I know those three words, video game adaptation, come with a stigma, but I really do feel like Warcraft might be it, the one to break the jinx. Check out this 1 minute long trailer for the upcoming epic movie.
READ: Watch the Official Trailer for Warcraft
We’re probably not too far from a second official Warcraft trailer, but until then this will have to suffice. So let’s talk about this TV spot. Ok, I liked the battle between the one human and the orc and the overall look of the movie (felt very David versus Goliath). Yes, some shots don’t look as polished as others, probably because (hopefully) they’re not finished. Other than that it just looks right, I’ve seen plenty of Blizzard CGI cinematic for Warcraft to be able to say that at least in my eyes they’ve got the visuals down. How that ends up translating to a mainstream movie, we’ll have to wait and see. At the very least it doesn’t just look like another Lord of the Rings clone.
Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones helmed Warcraft and co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. Starring in the movie are Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown and many others.
Warcraft is set to bow May 25th in France, June 3rd in the UK and June 10th in the US.