CROSSMAP.COM – We know that Warcraft Movie has finished filming months ago and yet we’re going to see the movie next year on March 11, 2016. Clearly Warcraft is taking its sweet time in post-production. But why is that? Why so long? Travis Fimmel revealed that it’s because of its ‘groundbreaking special effects’.
Here’s the latest on ‘Warcraft’ Movie release date, news, and updates.
‘Warcraft’ will be based on the most popular online game of our time, the ‘World of Warcraft” and since it’s a fantasy game we can truly expect that there’ll be a lot of CGI involved. And it seems like Azeroth will be showcased in innovative special effects that includes CGI mapping and motion capture.
Travis Fimmel (known for his role in Vikings) as was casted as the lead protagonist, Sir Anduin Lothar in the upcoming live-action adaptation of World of Warcraft said that fans of the game would be happy and impressed with the CGI used for the film. He further added to say, “It was great! The motion capture stuff is gonna be pretty ground-breaking. I’ve seen some images from it, and what they can create now with computers is unbelievable.”
Since it’s Industrial Light & Magic who’ll be in-charge of Warcraft’s CGI, I have no doubts about this statement.
Since creator Duncan Jones is planning for Warcraft sequels this first live- action Warcraft is going to be about the first clash between humans na orcs and the massive feud between the Alliance and the Horde.
Casting for the “Warcraft” movie are; Dominic Cooper (known for his role in Dracula Untold) who will play King Llane Wryn, Ben Foster (known for his role in Kill your Darlings) will play Magus Medivh, Ben Schnetzer known for his role in “The Book Thief” will play Khadgar, and Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” actress Ruth Negga stars as Lady Taria.
When it comes to the Orcish Horde, Toby Kebbell known for his role in “Wrath of the Titans” will play Durotan, and Rober Kazinsky known for his role in Pacific Rim will play Ogrim Doomhammer. Paula Patton will also play as the half-orc, Garona Halforcen, who is caught between the Alliance and the Horde.
‘Warcraft’ the Movie Release Date, News and Updates: Travis Fimmel Says Warcraft’s CGI is “Groundbreaking” and “Unbelievable”
CRAVEONLINE.COM – Actor Travis Fimmel is known to millions of fans as Ragnar Lothbrok, the star of History Channel’s Vikings. Season 3 of the hit show, which is averaging over 4.3 million viewers, runs through April 23, and Season 4 will commence filming this Spring with an anticipated 2016 return.
That same year, Fimmel will become known to a much larger audience. On March 11, 2016, Legendary Pictures will bring Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft universe to the big screen, and Fimmel will star as Anduin Lothar in the movie co-written and directed by Duncan Jones.
In this exclusive interview, Fimmel talks about the evolution of Vikings, and how that show helped prepare him for the video game adaptation of one of the biggest, massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) in the world.
What impact do you feel the popularity of the first two seasons of Vikings has had on what you’ve been able to accomplish with Season 3?
There’s a lot more characters this year. We’ve expanded a lot. There’s a lot more boats. Paris is amazing to see because nobody’s really seen Paris in the 800s. Paris was originally built by the Romans. Paris was the most daunting task the Vikings faced and was very impenetrable. It had great walls around the whole city and it was on an island. The Vikings really had to show some initiative. It’s not as easy as it was in England.
Will you be able to use those Paris sets for Season 4?
I’m not exactly sure what the full story is when we go back this year. You’d have to ask Michael Hirst about that, but Paris is going to play a big part next year as well. The last four episodes (in Season 3) are all about Paris and our endeavors to get in, but it’s the most daunting task we’ve ever had and Ragnar doesn’t give up. Then we’ll still be trying to get into Paris next year.
The appearance of the Viking fleet causes panic among the population of Paris. The Emperor Charles, urged by his daughter Gisla, announces in Court he will remain in the city. The defense of Paris is in the hands of its Commander, Count Odo, who hopes that a heroic victory against the Vikings will gain him Gisla’s hand in marriage. The Vikings establish camp downriver from the city and plan their attack.
New York, New York, March 26, 2015 – HISTORY® has picked up a fourth season of its hit scripted series VIKINGS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. VIKINGS is created and written by Michael Hirst (The Tudors, Elizabeth) and five new episodes remain in the current season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Thursday, April 23 at 10 p.m.
On a Live +3 basis for the first five episodes in season three, VIKINGS is averaging 4.3 million total viewers, 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 2.0 million Adults 18-49. For five weeks in a row, VIKINGS ranks as the number one cable series on Thursday nights in all key demos in Live +3 delivery.
Production on season four will begin this spring in Ireland.
“VIKINGS has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” said Hoogstra. “We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more.”
MGM Television brought the series to the network and brings VIKINGS to the global audience, serving as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada.
“VIKINGS is a tremendous success worldwide thanks to the visionary talents of Michael Hirst, the entire creative team and our partners at HISTORY,” said Roma Khanna, President, Television Group and Digital, MGM. “We look forward to entertaining audiences worldwide with the next epic season.”
VIKINGS tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrays life in the Dark Ages through the eyes of Viking society. The gripping family saga of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Rollo (Clive Standen), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) continues in season three as alliances and loyal friendships are questioned, faith is catechized and relationships are strained.
Created and written by Michael Hirst – one of the premier historical story-tellers in the industry (Academy-Award winning film Elizabeth; and the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Tudors), Michael serves as Executive Producer along with Morgan O’Sullivan of World 2000 (The Count of Monte Cristo; The Tudors), Sheila Hockin (The Tudors; The Borgias), John Weber of Take 5 Productions (The Tudors; The Borgias), Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and James Flynn (The Tudors; The Borgias). Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are the Executives in Charge of Production for HISTORY.
VIKINGS is an international Irish/Canadian co-production being co-produced by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. HISTORY broadcasts domestically in the U.S. VIKINGS is produced in association with Shaw Media, and the series also airs on HISTORY in Canada.
EN.YIBADA.COM – Fans will see another fantasy film that is based from a video game – “Warcraft.” Director Duncan Jones and actor Travis Fimmel gave their insights on the film.
In January, film director Jones gave fans what to expect in the “Warcraft” film in his interview with 2P. Jones said the upcoming game-based film will demonstrate impressive special effects, which will be made possible by Bill Westenhoffer, Ang Lee, and Jeff White. Ramin Djawadi is set to score the film.
About the film plot, Jones tries to present the “Warcraft” with more emphasis on heroes on both sides of the Humans and Hordes doing their best to prevent the conflict from happening, not the typical war between the humans and the Orcs. In his point of view, the battle between the two sides will be triggered by the original villains.
When asked about his favorite, the director remained tight-lipped at first.
“As for favorites, I cannot do that! I am like a parent now! They are all wonderful in their own ways,” the Jones said.
However, the director finally revealed his pick among the heroes.
“…but if pushed, and ou want to know one of my favorite chararacters, Durotan is very special to me,” he said.
Actor Fimmel also hinted what fans can see in the movie in Digital Spy.
The Vikings actor said that shooting the film is a “whole different experience”, in addition to having the CGI stuffs as well as motion capture. Fimmel also expressed his excitement upon seeing the preview of the digital effects.
“The motion capture stuff is gonna be ground-breaking,” Finnel said.
“I’ve seen some images from it, and what they can create now with computers is unbelievable,” the actor added.
“Warcraft” is an upcoming epic fantasy film, which is based on the Warcraft video games series. The film is set in the world of Azeroth and will center on the origin events prior to the conflict between the Humans of Stormwind and the Orcish Horde.
The Humans of Stormwind will star Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Ben Foster as Magus Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria. The Orcish Horder will include Toby Kebbell as Durotan, Rob Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, and Daniel Wu as Gul’dan.
Other members of the cast include Paula Patton, Dean Redman, Burkely Duffield, Daniel Cudmore, and Callum Keith Rennie.
Jones is set to helm the upcoming fantasy film, together with Nicholas Carpenter, Stuart fenegan, Alex Gartner, Jon Jashni, Chris Metzen, Michael Morhaime, Brent O’Connor, Charles Roven, Paul Sams, Jillian Share, and Thomas Tull as his co-producers. Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen are set to pen the film story.
The film is to be produced by Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment, and Atlas Entertainment and to be distributed by Universal Pictures. Filming locations include Burnaby and Vancouver in Bristish Columbia, Canada.
“Warcraft” is slated to premiere in theaters in the United States on March 11, 2016.
DIGITALSPY.COM – Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid.
Vikings star Travis Fimmel has addressed the show’s future, insisting that there are “plenty more stories to write”.
Fimmel plays legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok in the series, which returns for a second season on History this week.
The actor told Digital Spy that the show’s longevity will depend on creator Michael Hirst, who writes every episode.
“It’s amazing that he writes every episode – and I don’t know how long he can keep doing that for,” Fimmel said. “But good on him – he’s a brilliant writer.
“There are so many good stories about the Vikings. Ragnar’s sons go on to do bigger and better things than he did, so there’s plenty more stories to write.”
Legend has it that Ragnar was finally defeated and thrown by his enemies into a pit of snakes, though Fimmel admitted that he is unsure if Vikings will follow this path.
“That’s probably what it’s gonna be – I hope it is,” he said. “But, you know, it’s still a drama show – you’ve got to make it exciting and adventurous, and we’ve got to make it better than just reading a history book.
“Nobody really knows the truth – some historians absolutely love the show and think it’s right on and others have problems with it. Because the Vikings never documented anything – they couldn’t read or write – the history is always gonna be a little up in the air.”
The fleet returns to Kattegat to find tragic circumstances await. Lagertha learns that her Earldom has been usurped and convinces Ragnar to travel to Hederby with her in an effort to reclaim her title. Ragnar causes great surprise when he announces the next raid. The Seer has interesting prophecies for Rollo.