More Warcraft movie details; 2009 date, art

world of warcraftDuring BlizzCon, Blizzard and Legendary Pictures revealed some more details about their upcoming live-action Warcraft movie. First, Legendary is not going to skimp on the budget. Thomas Tull of Legendary said, "We’re not gonna make some cheesy little… I don’t even know what a good example is." With a budget of over $100 million, the movie is currently set for sometime in 2009.

Since World of Warcraft is as huge as it is, Blizzard is making sure that the movie will cater towards those fans. Chris Metzen, Creative Director for Blizzard, said "Honestly, the story that we’re running with at this point, we wanted it to be relevant to the experience of WoW players… We wanted it to be, well, recent. The story takes place about a year before WoW begins. You’ll likely to see a lot of races you’ve played, the lands you know." In addition, the movie will be told from the Alliance perspective — bummer, since I was a Horde fan back when I played.

As for a classification of the genre, Metzen described it as, "…more of a war movie. Well, okay, it’s absolutely a war movie." When Metzen was asked about direction and casting, he replied that no decisions have been made yet. Tull chimed in saying that they probably won’t use recognizable actors, which he pointed to Superman Returns and Brandon Routh.

Lastly, Tull said that the movie will most likely carry a PG-13 rating. He compared the rating to Lord of the Rings, "Personally one of my favorite movies of all time is Lord of the Rings, which has a PG-13 rating."

The first piece of concept art from the film was released too, which features Teldrassil.

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