Warcraft Film Producer: Making Video Game Movies for Money Dooms You From the Start
Thomas Tull says the film will focus on its cast and surprise its fair share of viewers.
The upcoming Warcraft film, based on Blizzard’s award-winning franchise, will be wrapping up shooting in the next few weeks, though post-production is expected to go on till the film’s release in 2016. Despite the money poured into the project though, Warcraft film producer Thomas Tull believes you just can’t make a video game movie as a simple cash-in.
Speaking to IGN, Tull stated that, “Doing a videogame movie has not really been done well, and I think part of the reason for that is it’s been done for the wrong reasons. If you simply say ‘How many people have played the game? How much money can we make?’ You’re doomed. You’re doomed right off the start.
“Bringing a filmmaker like Duncan [Jones] onboard to distill that and bring the incredible cast onboard that he was able to get… we hope that when you see the first trailer for it, you’re going to say ‘OK, this is not what I was expecting.’ He’s an incredibly exciting filmmaker.”
As for what the Warcraft film will seek to focus on, Tull said “With a great cast, there’s a lot of folks to follow, so I’d look more in that direction because there’s so many talented people working on it…We’re very aware of the fact that in the mythology of Warcraft, there are two tribes – two big things to follow. We think you’re going to get a chance to look at both.”
The Warcraft film is slated to release in March 2016 with footage to be shown at this year’s Comic Con. Stay tuned for more details.