Warcraft (2016)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 3 mins

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Fleeing their dying home to colonize another, fearsome orc warriors invade the peaceful realm of Azeroth.
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Cast: Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel

Crew: Duncan Jones (Director), Simon Duggan (Director of Photography), Stewart Whelan (Director of Photography), Ramin Djawadi (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Dates: 10 Jun 2016 (India), 09 Jun 2016 (Malaysia), 09 Jun 2016 (Singapore), 26 May 2016 (UAE)

Tagline: Two worlds. One destiny.

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as Medivh
as Llane Wrynn
as Garona
as Durotan / Antonidas
as Anduin Lothar
as Officer #1
as Orc War Captain
as Draka
as Aloman
as Khadgar
as Callan
as Warrior
as High Elf Delegate
as Blackhand
as Clansmen
Supporting Actor
as Gul'dan
as Varis / Caged Frost Wolf
as Prison Soldier
as Squire
as Varian Wrynn
as Draenei Mother
as Westfall Citizen
as Finden
as Prizon Mage #2
as Tower Guard
as Compound Guard
as Indecisive Woman
as Knight
as Footman #2
as Gryphon Caller
as Officer
as Lordaerian Delegate
as Scared Girl
as King Magni
as Officer #4
as Human Villager
as Sheep
as Palace Guard
Supporting Actor
as Knight
as Orgrim
as Lady Taria
as Karos
as Peon
as Young Medivh
as Prison Mage #1
as Kultiran
as Gate Guard

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Unit Director
Second Assistant Director

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Assistant
Lighting Technician

Music

Music Director
Music Label
Composer
Music Coordinator

Casting

Casting Associate
Casting Assistant
Voice Casting
Extras Casting

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer
Costume Assistant

Editorial

Editor
First Assistant Editor

Location

Location Manager

Marketing and Public Relations

Graphic Designer

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Transportation

Transportation Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA XT
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
Two worlds. One destiny.
Two worlds. One home.
Goofs:
Crew/Equipment Visible
Shortly before facing off with Blackhand, two spotlights can be seen in Anduins eyes while he is shown in close-up.
Trivia:
At 2 hours and 3 minutes, this is Duncan Jones's longest film

Recognized by his ponytail and iconic ax, Grommash Hellscream makes a few appearances during the film. While he doesn't speak or involve himself in the story, his presence is still a subtle nod to the die-hard fans of the franchise

Warcraft is said to be an adaptation of the very first Warcraft game and the story follows the first war between the orcs and humans

In an interview with The Red Bulletin, Travis Fimmel admitted to not having heard of the Warcraft franchise prior to signing for the film

Because Lothar has been announced to appear in the film many assume the film will follow the events of Warcraft 1 due to Medivh and Lothar only meeting in that time period

The first time in years the presence of Sargeras (in form from Medivh at the end) is seen

Khadgar casts the spell Polymorph on a stormwind guard turning him into a sheep. He says "dont worry, it only lasts about a minute". This is because the effect of polymorph in world of Warcraft lasts sixty seconds

Chris Metzen, the lead story writer at Blizzard Entertainment and the voice of many key characters in the Warcraft series, is also in charge of the story of the film

Famous Orc cheiftans from Dreanor appear in the horde when the dark portal opens. These include Kilrogg Deadeye, Korgath Bladefist and Grommash Hellscream

Duncan Jones said that the original script was very one sided in terms of the two factions (Horde and Alliance). after signing on to direct, he made major edits to the story, as well as the script, so both factions could tell their side of the story

The source for the movie adaptation is being taken from the books "Rise of the Horde", which tells how the Orcish Horde was formed; as well as "The Last Guardian", which shows the human side and reaction to Orcish invasion

The film was going to be released in December 2015 but was pushed back to May 2016 to avoid the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Blizzard announced a Warcraft film in 2006. The film was eventually released in 2016

Bill Westenhofer, the lead visual effects supervisor for the film, is a long time World of Warcraft player and has mentioned getting up at 2 AM to raid with his guild while on film sets. Robert Kazinsky is also a die hard Warcraft player and recalls producers telling him to turn the game off while on the set of Pacific Rim

Two actors from the film, Ben Foster and Daniel Cudmore, play Angel and Colossus respectively in the X-Men franchise

A live action concept trailer for the film was shown at comic-con a few years ago showing a knight begin a fight with an Orc. It was revealed hours later that the film had not even started pre production

At one time, Sam Raimi was set to direct

Gary Whitta wrote a script to the film that was scrapped once Sam Raimi took over

Robert Kazinsky plays World of Warcraft on his Horde Death Knight

Terry Notary who portrays Grommash Hellscream is alternatively known for performing orc movements and teaching his co-stars. This was also mentioned by Robert Kazinsky during BlizzCon 2014

At one point Johnny Depp was interested to star

At the 2014 Comic-Con, Legendary had brought some weapons from the film to show off as well as a teaser. Fans of the series instantly recognised one of the weapons on display that is commonly known as the Doomhammer

Paula Patton is not portraying her character Garona in motion capture despite playing Garona being half Orc

Blizzard announced a Warcraft film in 2006 the film will now be released in 2016

Chris Metzen the lead story writer at Blizzard Entertainment and the voice of many key characters in the Warcraft series is also in charge of the story of the film

Colin Farrell was approached for the role of King Llane and he even met with the director and read the script. Ultimately he was not cast and Dominic Cooper then took the role

Lifesize weapons and suits of armour were built for the orcs despite the orcs being played by actors via motion capture. This was mainly for photographic references and so that they could use them as props on the set

Duncan Jones said that the Warcraft universe is very "High Fantasy" or in other words very eccentric and planned to make it feel more grounded in reality though at the same time keep the look and feel of the games in the film

It took 123 days to complete filming

When a fan asked Duncan Jones where he would be shooting the film during a Blizz-Con Q&A he was not allowed to answer but did hint at the shirt he was wearing that said "Vancouver"

The film went through 20 months of post production. Thomas Tull the CEO of Legendary Pictures and producer of the film said that the things Duncan Jones and the special effects team are doing are truly on the cutting edge

The source for the movie adaptation is being taken from the books "Rise of the Horde", tells how the Orcish Horde was formed; as well as "The Last Guardian", which shows the human side and reaction to Orcish invasion

An Orcish dialect was created specifically for the movie

Robert Kazinsky is a die hard Warcraft player and recalls producers telling him to turn the game off while on the set of Pacific Rim

Bill Westenhofer, the lead visual effects supervisor for the film, is a long time World of Warcraft player and has mentioned getting up at 2 AM to raid with his guild while on film sets

The film was going to be released in December 2015 but was pushed back to May 2016 to avoid the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Duncan Jones said that the original script was very one sided in terms of the two factions (horde and alliance), after signing on to direct he made major edits to the story as well as the script so both factions could tell their side of the story

Colin Farrell was approached for a role and he even met with the director and read the script. Ultimately he was not cast, Dominic Cooper then took the role.

It took 123 days to complete filming.

Director Uwe Boll contacted Blizzard about directing the film, but Blizzard refused. As quoted by MTV news Uwe Boll stated: "I got in contact with Paul Sams of Blizzard, and he said, 'We will not sell the movie rights, not to you... especially not to you. Because it's such a big online game success, maybe a bad movie would destroy that ongoing income, what the company has with it.
Filming Start Date:
13 Jan 2014
Filming End Date:
23 May 2014
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Warcraft (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Warcraft (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Warcraft (Hindi)