Warcraft: The Beginning

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Warcraft is an upcoming fantasy epic based on the Warcraft series and set on the world of Azeroth. It was first announced in 2006 as a project partnership with Legendary Pictures,[3] but since more than 6 years have past since the announcement, no director attached,


The film was originally set in the era of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. This was scrapped, however, as there were notions that it would be too similar to Lord of the Rings and that Warcraft had reached its current level of popularity through its MMORPG, rather than the previous RTS games.[4]

As such, the movie is set one year before World of Warcraft and will primarily be told from the Alliance's point of view, though Metzen says his heart lies with the Horde. Characters such as Cairne Bloodhoof, Thrall, Sylvanas Windrunner, and Bolvar Fordragon are likely to make appearances. Arthas is unlikely to appear.[4] At BlizzCon 2007, Chris Metzen said that the main character is set to be a new hero described as a "kick-ass Human" and an "Anti-Thrall".[5][6] This new character in the movie is not same one as in the comic (now known to be Varian Wrynn).[7]

Metzen also stated clearly that lore would be bent for the sake of the film, Varian Wrynn might have a twin.[6]

Interestingly enough, the film is described as the "first film", raising obvious possibilities as to future installments.[6]

Concept art of Teldrassil was released in relation to the film, hinting that at least some of the film takes place there, and perhaps by extension, in Darnassus.

Cast and crew


Director - ?[1] (was Sam Raimi[8]

Executive Producer - Robert Tapert[8]
Co-Producer - Chris Metzen[8]
Producer - Charles Roven[8]
Producer - Sam Raimi[8]
Producer - Alex Gartner[8]
Producer - Thomas Tull[8]
Producer - Jon Jashni[8]
Producer - Joshua Donen[8]
Writer - Robert Rodat[9]



In a May 9, 2006 press release, Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures (makers of Batman Begins and 300) announced that they will develop a live-action film set in the Warcraft universe. Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the Warcraft experience to the big screen. Read more about it in the press release.[3]

The live-action film was set for release in 2009,[10] but was later rescheduled to 2011.[11] As of early 2012, the movie has still not been announced to be in production, so the chances of it being made are getting lower by the year. At Comic Con 2011, Chris Metzen said the movie was not dead, but gave few useful details saying it was still in the "treatment stage".[12] In mid-March 2012, Nethaera said the movie is "still on the radar" with no other update.[13]

On July 22, 2009, Blizzard Entertainment announced that Sam Raimi would become the Warcraft movie director, but in July 2012 he told Crave Online that he would not direct due to committing to the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful.[1]

Uwe Boll attempted to apply for the job of director, from which Blizzard CEO Paul Sams replied "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you."[14]

According to IMDB, the manuscript writer will be Chris Metzen. (Jesse Wigutow was mentioned, but has been removed).[15] IMDB information on pre-release movies should be taken as suspect, though. IMDB generally only removes false information if someone reports it.

At BlizzCon 2008, according to Mike Morhaime, a script was being written.[16]Chris Metzen mentioned that the film will be action-packed and violent, stating "We're definitely not going to make a G or a PG version of this. It's not PillowfightCraft."[10]

In 2010 it was announced that Filipina cosplay goddess Alodia Gosengfiao would likely starr in the movie.[17][18]

In 2012 a 'blue poster' said he was really looking forward to see the movie. I guess the Warcraft Movie will be released someday.




  1. ^ a b c Fred Topel 2012-07-13. Comic Con 2012 Exclusive: Sam Raimi Won't Direct the World of Warcraft Movie. Crave Online. “Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director,” Raimi said. “They had to start making it.”
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Jeff Sneider, Marc Graser "2-Aug-2012 3:40pm PT" is not a valid date.. 'World of Warcraft' drafts new scribe Legendary sparks to Charles Leavitt take on fantasy tale.
  3. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment 2006-05-09. BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® AND LEGENDARY PICTURES TO PRODUCE LIVE-ACTION WARCRAFT® MOVIE. Archived from the original on 2007-11-25.
  4. ^ a b Charles Onyett 2007-08-04. BlizzCon 2007: New Details of the Warcraft Movie. IGN (PC).
  5. ^ Medievaldragon 2008-01-23. Blizzcon 2007 Videos (see Legendary Pictures Panel – Day 2 – Saturday 4th 2007). Blizzplanet.
  6. ^ a b c Blizzcon 07 Legendary Pictures panel
  7. ^ Amanda Rivera 2007-08-04. Liveblogging the BlizzCon movie panel. WoW Insider.
  9. ^ Russ Frushtick 2009-10-12. Exclusive: 'WarCraft' Movie Taps 'Saving Private Ryan' Screenwriter.
  10. ^ a b Michael McWhertor 2007-08-04. Warcraft Movie Details Revealed At BlizzCon.
  11. ^ Medievaldragon 2009-10-12. Sam Raimi Announces Robert Rodat as Warcraft Film writer. Retrieved on 2009-10-18.
  12. ^ Pete Haas 2010-07-22. Comic Con: World Of Warcraft Movie Isn't Dead But It's Nowhere Close To Happening. Cinema Blend.
  13. ^ Blizz Nethaera 2012-03-15. #10 - World of Warcraft Movie. Official Movies, TV and Entertainment forum (US)It's still on the radar. We just don't have any current updates to provide.
  14. ^ Shawn Adler 2008-04-18. Uwe Boll Won't Ever Be Entering The World Of Warcraft. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.
  15. ^ IMDB information on pre-release movies should be taken as suspect, though. IMDB generally only removes false information if someone reports it. Warcraft (????). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  16. ^ Alex Billington 2008-10-15. World of Warcraft Movie Still on the Horizon?.
  17. ^ Red Baylon 2010-07-31. Cosplay Goddess Alodia to be in WoW movie.
  18. ^ Fated Blue 2010-08-21. It’s official: Alodia will be on the World of Warcraft movie. The 9th Soul ( blog.

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