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We’re just a few days out from Warcraft debuting on this side of the pond, and to keep the hype at the required levels, Legendary have released a new video which sees Rob Kazinsky, who plays orc Orgrim Doomhammer, taking us through the Armoury, which houses the weapons used by the soldiers of the Alliance. No matter how the movie turns out, there’s no denying the level of detail here is amazing. Released May 30th Ireland & UK / June 10th USA Synopsis: From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. 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 colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
If you’re one of the very few Mmorpg fans yet to experience World of Warcraft, now could be the best time to do so and maximize the bang for your buck. The Warlords of Draenor expansion is now available for free with the base game, meaning that all current additions to the game come packaged with the original.
A post from a Blizzard Customer Support member at the World of Warcraft Reddit confirmed the news in a simple post about the change. This all comes quickly after Warlords of Draenor dropped its price to $10 back in April, but there’s currently no confirmation on whether the character boost that came with this purchase will be included with the new base package.
Anyone who may have purchased an expansion code that’s currently unregistered is urged to contact Blizzard’s customer support team through Battle.net, as the code may »
- Gareth Cartwright
Making a successful, well-regarded movie based on a video game is a difficult enough task in and of itself, however, in order to do that, Warcraft had to overcome another hurdle -- making viewers relate to characters that they would only see as CGI creations. They.ve done this by relying heavily on motion-capture in order to create the film.s orcs. Sometimes, however, motion-capture wasn.t quite enough. One key fight scene had to be entirely animated because the actors couldn.t quite pull off the moves that the director needed. When Warcraft director Duncan Jones needed cutting-edge motion-capture technology in order to translate the actors' performances directly into the CGI characters they were portraying, he went to one of the top effects companies in the world, Industrial Light and Magic. Earlier this month, I had a chance to talk to several of the visual effects specialists responsible for »
Since founded by George Lucas in 1977, in order to create the effects needed for the original Star Wars, Industrial Light and Magic has been at the forefront of making the impossible look real on movie screens. Their current "impossible" task has been to make the Orcs in the Warcraft movie come across as real, relatable characters. Interestingly, the strides that Ilm has made in making these giant beasts come to life has helped them make great strides in an area of digital effects that has proven incredibly difficult, to create a realistic digital human. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at Industrial Light & Magic.s campus in San Francisco earlier this month, and as part of that I met Hal Hickel, the animation supervisor for Warcraft at Ilm. Hickel told me that one of the great difficulties in creating the Orcs for Warcraft was that the characters were »
Warcraft, an epic fantasy film based on the World of Warcraft games, is finally arriving in theaters next month. The film has been in production for quite a while, and there are many fans out there who have been dying to sink their teeth into what director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has created. In this new featurette, we're all offered a bit of an inside look into what we can expect.
Take a look at this Warcraft featurette:
This video drops on the heels of the announcement that you can get the game for free simply by seeing the movie. There's a lot riding on the success of this film, as a lot of money has been poured into it, and the hope is that Warcraft leads to a Lord Of The Rings-level film franchise.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With its release date rapidly approaching, the promotional push for Warcraft has stepped up, with a flock of new videos providing a very tasty array of treats. It will be this year's third video game adaptation, preceded by Ratchet and Clank, which rolled out a few weeks ago, and The Angry Birds Movie, due in theaters this coming Friday. Warcraft features a bevy of good actors in starring roles who may not yet be household names, people like Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster,...
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All eyes are on Duncan Jones’ Warcraft to turn the tide of bad video game to movie adaptions, and it really has a good chance. Not only are visuals absolutely stunning, there’s rich mythology from the games to delve into, and a new featurette has come our way to give us the lowdown on the story of why The Horde and The Alliance come to blows. Check it out below. Released May 30th Ireland & UK / June 10th USA Synopsis: From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. 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 colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
With its release date rapidly aproaching, the promotional push for Warcraft has stepped up, with a flock of new videos providing a very tasty array of treats. It will be this year's third video game adaptation, preceded by Ratchet and Clank, which rolled out a few weeks ago, and The Angry Birds Movie, due in theaters this coming Friday. Warcraft features a bevy of good actors in starring roles who may not yet be household names, people like Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. Behind the camera, the secret weapon is director Duncan Jones, whose two previous features (Moon, a haunting drama, and Source Code, a clever thriller) amply demonstrated his talents as a storyteller. Let's take a look at...
- Peter Martin
When the credits roll in the theater, a new adventure awaits at home—Blizzard Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group today announced an epic promotion that gives moviegoers a chance to continue the journey they began in Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft movie. In celebration of the film’s June 10 U.S. theatrical release, anyone who buys a ticket to see Warcraft at participating Regal Cinemas locations in the United States will receive a free digital copy of World Of Warcraft—the acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game played by millions of people worldwide.
“A whole new audience will experience the war between the Alliance and the Horde when the Warcraft movie hits theaters. We’re excited to give Regal moviegoers in the U.S. a chance to participate in that conflict firsthand and explore Azeroth for themselves after seeing it on the big screen. »
- Kellvin Chavez
"Yes, we can pull these orcs off." Universal has released a new featurette profiling the work VFX studio Ilm did on Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie, which is mostly CGI considering the Orcs are humans performing on set with motion capture rigs. Ilm says their facial capture technology for this movie is groundbreaking, and pushes the boundaries of filmmaking beyond what we've seen with Avatar and the recent Planet of the Apes movies. A couple of movie websites recently visited Ilm to see first hand what they're doing, but for everyone else, there's now a video featurette out that shows and discusses some of this technology. It's very impressive to see how much they're really challenging themselves with this movie, and I'm excited to see it. As I've been saying all along - seeing the final fully rendered version of this movie is going to look incredible. Here's the new »
- Alex Billington
Last week we brought you four clips from Warcraft [watch them here], and now featurette has arrived online exploring Ilm’s VFX work on director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Warcraft character promos for Durotan, Garona and Lothar
Update: And here’s another featurette which includes comments from the cast and crew…
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. »
- Amie Cranswick
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On the heels of yesterday’s eye-popping visual effects breakdown, Legendary has served up the latest media dump for Warcraft: The Beginning, this time placing the key players of Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic alongside their CG counterparts.
In a similar fashion to Disney’s marketing for The Jungle Book, only with a heavier emphasis on facial capture technology, the gallery of headshots spotlight each of the key players lining the roster of Jones’ star-studded adaptation. From Toby Kebbell’s towering Orc his legion of Horde allies to the Lion of Azeroth, Aka Travis Fimmel’s Lothar who will be headlining the human Alliance in the name of Stormwind.
Elsewhere in the series of stills, you’ll find face-to-face comparisons of Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan and Paula Patton’s Garona
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- Michael Briers
David Bowie's memory lives on in so many ways. Just check out what his director son Duncan Jones was wearing while he was recently promoting his new movie Warcraft (in theaters on June 10). Around his neck was a torc. "In Britain, the ancient Celts used to wear these and they used to bury them as well," Jones told me. "They used to bury hoards of them as offerings to the gods. My dad gave this to me as a teenager and I've worn it ever since. "It's a real one," he said. "It's thousands of years old." Jones also revealed a special moment he shared with his pregnant wife Rodene Ronquillo (she's due next month) and his father just a couple of weeks »
Video game fans and moviegoers alike have long lamented the cinematic adaptations of beloved games. Hollywood just hasn't been able to find the golden formula for translating the medium for the big screen. This year may be the one when the curse is broken, however. With Duncan Jones' Warcraft headed into theaters on June 10th, the newly released Assassin's Creed trailer, and Angry Birds -- yes, Angry Birds -- opening this weekend, the tide seems to be turning. Here, Drew McWeeny and Roth Cornet talk about what looks to be an uptick in the quality of video game movies and what their hopes are for the future. Take a look in the player above or below and chat with us here or on Twitter. Drew: @DrewAtHitfix Roth: @RothCornet »
- Roth Cornet
Now that Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: The Beginning is in the can, teetering on the edge of its international bow, fans are waiting with bated breath for the director’s lavish rendition of Azeroth to grace the silver screen.
How exactly Jones’ tentpole pans out at the box office is another question entirely, but in a bid to draw attention to the film’s jaw-dropping visuals effects, Legendary has rolled out an all-new featurette for Warcraft, showcasing the ways in which the Orcs were brought to life by the technical wizards at Industrial Light & Magic.
By using a combination of motion and facial capture, the VFX team “broke some ground” with regards to the almost unprecedented level of detail on display. Touching base on the creative process, Ilm visual effects supervisor Jeff White said that “the first shot that we delivered was a close-up on Durotan (Toby Kebbell). Very subtle, »
- Michael Briers
Duncan Jones' Warcraft could be one of the most visually stunning films of the summer thanks to Industrial Light and Magic. Through Collider, Ilm released a set of portraits of the film's main cast, showcasing the transformation they went through from human to orc. These images reveal the incredible amount of detail and work that went into transforming an actor like Toby Kebbell into Durotan, leader of the Orcs. Warcraft hits theaters June 10th, 2016. From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. 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 »
No matter how Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie turns out (we’re learning towards epic here at The Movie Bit towers), there will be no denying that it looks absolutely stunning, with some really impressive CGI being brought into to bring the larger than life characters of Blizzard’s long running game series to life. Now, with the movie a few short weeks out from exploding all over a screen near you, Legendary have released a set of really neat images that put a cross section of the actors, including Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell, and Rob Kazinsky, side by side with the computer generated counterparts. Feast your eyes on them below. Released May 30th Ireland & UK / June 10th USA Synopsis: From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
A little over a week ago, I found myself in the lobby of Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. The team behind Warcraft had invited a group of journalists out to witness the technical wizardry and years of sweat involved in in the film. Ilm’s artists wanted to show off their amazing hard work, making CGI characters lifelike enough to not only be main protagonists (and antagonists) but to feel Alive when the camera held them in close-up character shots. A series of video presentations and headshot were presented to us over the course of a few hours, including brand-new footage in the form of trailer/sizzle reel. It was all very impressive. There was only one thing the Warcraft folks hadn’t counted on… …me. Back in 2004, World of Warcraft changed the face of Mmo gaming forever. I was there. I was there in vanilla when an epic mount cost 1000 gold, »
- Donna Dickens
After ten years in development, Warcraft is finally coming to theaters next month! If you've seen the trailers, you know what a huge part visual effects play in the film, and who better to handle those effects than Lucasfilm's own Industrial Light & Magic. I had the opportunity to head up to San Francisco into the heart of Ilm and speak with filmmaker Duncan Jones and members... Read More »
- Brian Bitner
It’s not often that I get invited down to Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, CA, but when the invite is thrown my way it’s usually to see something cool. Earlier this month I traveled up north to see how filmmaker Duncan Jones used Ilm to create the orcs in his big screen adaptation […]
The post /Film Visits Ilm To Learn Why the Visual Effects in ‘Warcraft’ Are Considered “Groundbreaking” appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
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