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Gamers get first look at 'Warcraft' movie trailer

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 01:19

Director Duncan Jones gives gamers an exclusive first look at the 'Warcraft' movie trailer based on the popular 'World of Warcraft' franchise. (Rough Cut) (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Director Duncan Jones gives gamers an exclusive first look at the 'Warcraft' movie trailer at BlizzCon on Friday (November 6). A "Hopefully it will turn out good, it looks like they really put a lot of effort into it, the one thing is when it comes to video games these (films) are done by people that don't really know the source material or they're not really looking to be, or they don't really know what the game is and they're just kinda making a quick buck and the Warcraft movie is made by the people who know the world so it seems like they know what they're doing so I think there's a lot of heart in it so hopefully it will be pretty good," 10-year World of Warcraft veteran, Amber Beck said. Game designer and Blizzard senior vice president Christopher Metzen is aware of the risks and saw the chance to take the game to the big screen as an opportunity to write a few wrongs made in the warcraft story fabric. "We made some really weird decisions with the lore over time, things I wish I could take back, very proud of but in a way retelling this story again in Duncan's deft hands it was an opportunity for redemption, conceptual redemption. It is totally the Warcraft one that everyone remembers but it is better, tighter, smarter, it is a much better version of the tale and we are super proud of it," Metzen said. Activision Blizzard Inc also announced the launch of a film and TV studio to create original content based on its popular videogame franchises such as "Call of Duty" and "Hearthstone" in its latest push to expand beyond console-based games. A "near-term" project for the videogame maker's film and TV studio will be to develop a movie franchise based on the hugely successful military first-person shooter "Call of Duty". The Activision/Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures Warcraft theater release is slated for 2016.

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Gamers get first look at 'Warcraft' movie trailer

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 01:19