At this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con those who attended the Legendary/Warner Bros panel got a treat no one expected, the first teaser for the World of Warcraft film. Fans have waited years, living off rumors and hope but it seems that their dreams may finally come true. The panel primarily focused on Godzilla, and sadly no video has popped up yet but the fine folks at io9 have given a wonderful description of the World of Warcraft teaser.
“The footage showcased an alien-looking landscape full of rocky outcroppings, where a sweaty unshaven figure in armor is drinking water from a leather pouch. There’s a cage with rocks in it, a squeaking noise, green lightning in the sky. The man tosses the water pouch on the ground, and draws his sword with a loud ringing sound. He takes a shield from an armored skeleton, and bangs his sword against it.
And then you see the massive arm of a… creature… heading towards him. We glimpse the green skin and some of the armor, and then finally we get an extreme closeup of the orc as it raises its axe and brings it down onto the man’s head.
And director Duncan Jones came out and told the crowd that he always wanted to make movies where “you delve into fantasy” — and this project is a dream come true, because he gets to create a whole world. And he announced that he starts filming in early 2014.”
Even if you aren’t a fan of World of Warcraft this will be an interesting film to follow as it could open up the floodgates for films based on MMOs.