Two new images from the upcoming action film “Warcraft” have appeared online. The photos show one of the movie’s characters, Ogrim, an orc played by Robert Kazinsky, 31. “Warcraft” is based on the popular video game by Blizzard Entertainment.
“Warcraft” will focus on main characters Lothar and Durotan. The title's plot will revolve around the relationship between humans and orcs, with an emphasis on the conflicts between the Alliance and Horde. The movie’s roster includes Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) Paula Patton (“Mirrors,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”), Toby Kebbell (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”), Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim,” “True Blood”), Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor,” “30 Days of Night”) and Dominic Cooper (“Captain America”).
Can't tell you what a relief it is to FINALLY have at least something released from Warcraft for you all to see! :) pic.twitter.com/RUDUijxo8R
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) May 18, 2015
— WIRED (@WIRED) May 18, 2015
“We were looking for someone who would be able to perform the gruffness, the humor, and the toughness of this character,” director Duncan Jones said to Wired on Monday of Kazinsky's role as Ogrim. “We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies. We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely.”
“Warcraft” began shooting in Vancouver in January of 2014 and is expected to open in theaters on June 10, 2016. The film was originally set for a release date of Dec. 18, 2015, but was pushed back six months after it was announced that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would reach theaters the same day.
The filming process will end later this month, but Thomas Tull, CEO of the film's production company Legendary Pictures, recently told Crave Online that post-production will take roughly 20 months to complete. “We really want to take our time and get this right because the technology that’s employed really is some next generation stuff,” Tull said.
It’s not surprising Hollywood wants to tap into the MMORPG’s massive success with online gamers. Released in 2004, Blizzard Entertainment’s “World of Warcraft” was the best-selling PC game of 2005 and 2006 and currently has approximately 7.1 million subscribers.