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WATCH: Director Duncan Jones says 'Warcraft' movie will take fans "home"

By Zaki Jufri in Los AngelesMovies - 25 May 2016 12:00 AM | Updated 9:41 PM

WATCH: Director Duncan Jones says 'Warcraft' movie will take fans "home"

It's a known fact that if you're a gamer, you've probably been short-changed when it comes to seeing your favourite characters come to life on the big screen.

But Duncan Jones hopes to change all that with his latest movie 'Warcraft: The Beginning'.

Best known for his BAFTA award-winning masterpiece 'Moon',as well as the twist-a-minute 'Source Code', Jones had another valuable asset to bring to the table: his intimate understanding and deeply personal love for the game. 

"I hope it is the start of a different type of videogame movie. The genre's track record has not been great in the past -- maybe in the same way how comic-book movies were," Jones told Insing in Los Angeles.

The film focuses on two sides of a sprawling conflict, inspired by the game, and the story of Garona, played by Paula Patton, a woman whose loyalties are split between the two sides. The film also stars Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel, Rob Kazinsky and Ben Schnetzer.

The 44-year-old filmmaker added: "I like to believe that video-game movies can be great and hopefully this is one of them. I grew up playing video-games and I'm a filmmaker so those are two parts that made me who I am."

The games are a bona fide phenomenon. Launched in 1994 with a trilogy of critically acclaimed real-time strategy titles, it wasn’t until the release of the groundbreaking online roleplaying game, 'World Of Warcraft' (WoW), that the series exploded.

With over 100 million accounts registered since 2005 and US$10 billion grossed, WoW ranks among the most successful games of all time.

So there is a lot riding on this one.

"I want to try to make a film where fans can feel that they've gone home and in a place that they can recognize. It's a film that serves fans and at the same time it's a film where fans can take people who know nothing about the game and communicate to them why they love 'Warcraft' so much," Jones said. 

'Warcraft: The Beginning' opens in Singapore 9 June 2016

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Warcraft: The Beginning
  • Warcraft: The Beginning

    (2016)
  • Rated
    PG13 /
    Genre
    Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Language
    Eng
  • (2 Reviews)