The very first images of the highly anticipated videogame-film adaptation Warcraft have been released showing actor Robert Kazinsky as Ogrim Doomhammer.
The project will be brought to the big screen by Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures and game makers Blizzard Entertainment. Co-writer and Director Duncan Jones (Source Code) has stated that the film will try to tell a war story from different perspectives on both sides of the conflict. Jones also talked with Wired about the progress of digital effects that now allows filmmakers, such as himself, to bring a high quality, life-like look to fantasy characters like Ogrim, saying:
“We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies. We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely.”
Many fans were skeptical about such a heavy reliance upon visual effects, but the images seemed to have calmed those fears. The orc-leading wielder of the doomhammer, who will be a main character in the film, has been brought to life using face scans of Kanzinsky combined with concept art to provide a photo-realistic, look that seems spot on right down to each individual hair.
Check out the images below.
Warcraft hits theatres June 10th, 2016.
George Miller Already Has A Script And A Name For ‘Mad Max’ Sequel, ‘The Wasteland’
Mad Max: Fury Road has already proved successful in its goal to relaunch and rebrand the character, and his post-apocalyptic World setting, for new audiences thirty years after his previous outing.
Writer/Director George Miller, now aged 70, is keen to keep the franchise going having stated that he has already got a script for a sequel which he wants to call ‘Mad Max: The Wasteland‘. Warner Bros. have not as of yet green-lit any more Max (Tom Hardy) stories, but we’d guess from the big result Fury Road has already experienced at the box office, due to an influx of praise from critics and audiences alike, that this would not be a one-off, and that the studio has long-term plans in mind.
Fury Road was delayed more than once, and it was reported that stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron (Imperator Furiosa) began to have problems with one another which may put constraints on whether or not Theron would reprise her role in a sequel or spin-off. However, Miller confirms that the extra time was what allowed him to write a follow up, “It happened because with the delays [on ‘Fury Road’], and writing all the backstories, they just expanded.”
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