Zug-Zug! At last week's San Diego Comic Con, Blizzard stoked the fan fires surrounding the immenent release of the Warcraft film with the unveiling of the trailer for the attending crowd. In cooperation with Legendary Pictures, the film was first announced back in 2006, though filming did not begin until 2014.
Based on the games, the movie will take place around the first meeting between the Orcs and the Humans, as the Orcs desperately seek to escape Draenor, their crumbling homeworld. Making use of demonic energies, a portal is opened between Draenor and Azeroth, where the humans reside.
Not keen on the invading Orc Horde, the Humans engage in battle to drive them out, beginning a long history of hatred between the two races. Fans of the games will have a lot to be excited about, with characters like Medivh and Durotar taking the stage.
Though people who have never been exposed to Warcraft will also enjoy the film as an epic fantasy adventure movie.
The trailer footage quickly found its way online vis a vis audience members who filmed it on their phones, and just as quickly it was taken down from all hosting sites by Blizzard, who intend to release the full trailer sometime in November of this year.
Despite not being able to see the leaked trailer, however, there is still a lot of details to read about and watch regarding the film. The film had a panel at SDCC where the director Duncan Jones and the cast came to answer questions about the film.
The film was originally slated for a summer 2015 release, though it has been pushed back to 2016, so as to fine-tune the effects and make the film as close to perfect as they can. The film will feature heavy use of CGI to render the Orcs and other fell creatures, and painstaking efforts have been taken to ensure that it is as beautiful as possible.
Until the trailer is officially released, ease your anticipation (or grow it) by checking out the film's panel discussion: