December 18th 2015 is going to be a busy time for us movie goers. Why? Well, at the time of writing this Warcraft, the movie by Duncan Jones and based on the popular MMO game is set to be released. Oh yes! Star Wars VII is out that day too.
Well spare a thought for Industrial Light & Magic who have been confirmed they will be doing the special effects for Warcraft and it goes without saying Star Wars VII. How busy are they going to be over the next 18 months?
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the prolific Academy Award winning visual effects studio behind franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, is working on the upcoming Warcraft film, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed today at BlizzCon during a special panel for the movie.
More specifically, ILM is creating the Orcs for the Warcraft film, which will be performed by real actors. Colin Farrell has reportedly been offered the lead role for the movie, though casting was not discussed today during the panel.
The Warcraft movie will feature a combination of live-action and CGI. Visual effects supervisor for the film, Bill Westenhofer, described the Orcs as “gritty and real,” going on to say the movie will come across as “Avatar meetsGame of Thrones.”