First released in 2004, the World of Warcraft game quickly grew to become the biggest massively multiplayer online role-playing game, or MMORPG, of all time. At one point, the game boasted over 10 million concurrent subscriptions, so it’s likely you or someone you knew was playing “WoW.” It should come as no surprise that with something this popular, there is a movie to go with it. First announced in 2006, the “World of Warcraft” movie has been years in the making. Many detractors thought it would never see the light of day, but now it’s officially happening in 2016.
One of the biggest worries that fans of “WoW” have had was how the game would translate to the screen. After all, the humans’ biggest enemies, the brutal and fierce orc tribes, are unlike anything seen in the real world. To accurately capture the look and feel of the orc race, computer generated graphics, or CGI, was chosen due to their ability to render large armies of orcs at one time. The result is stunning, with the juxtaposition of orcs and humans working perfectly; in fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell what is computer generated and what is real!
It doesn’t matter how good the visuals look if the story falls flat on his face. The game weaves a dense tapestry of legends and tales into one overarching story that has unfolded over the last 10 years, which newcomers find difficult to get into. For the “World of Warcraft” movie, Legendary Pictures has wisely tapped Chris Metzen, senior vice president and writer on the game, to create a story that “Warcraft” veterans will love and newcomers will find easy to digest. Metzen has done this by going back to where it all started, recreating the first time the humans and orcs ever meet while adding a new twist to the proceedings. Even if you’re very familiar with the story of the original “Warcraft” game, Metzen has a few surprises in store for you.
Making a good video game to feature film adaptation is reliant on three things: great visuals, an amazing story and a star-studded cast. We know that “World of Warcraft” has two of those three already, but you’ll be happy to know that it also features a cast of some of the best actors and actress Hollywood has to offer. Veterans like Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu team up with newcomers like Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton, whom you may remember for her role as Jane Carter on “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”
Releasing in June 2016, the “World of Warcraft” film has been over ten years in the making, but it looks to be worth the wait. Whether you’re a fan of the World of Warcraft game, a fantasy buff or just a moviegoer who loves a good story, you’ll definitely want to check out this film when it releases. If you want to check out the game before diving into the movie, you’ll find everything you need at SEA Gamer Mall, such as time cards, power-leveling services and gold.Read More