Its common knowledge that movies adapted from video games can't solely rely on the gamers themselves to fill the silver screen seats, with a more broader take usually employed to get your "average" moviegoer to come and watch. This is most likely why Warcraft director Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon) has took to Twitter
to ask for fan advice on just how he could achieve that with Blizzard, given that only so few have actually seen the movie in some form - BlizzCon and Comic-Con have been the only places so far.
“So let’s chat. I’ve got a movie coming out next year; Warcraft. It’s based on a computer game of the same name but it’s pretty unique. We’re trying to work out how best to let people who don’t play the game know that this is a film they’ll genuinely want to see. You know as well as I do, game to film adaptations have a checkered past, but I’m proud of this beast. It’s unique. It’s something special.”
Jones also answered a number of questions, including just how much CGI versus real action we can expect. That answer is “somewhere between Planet of the Apes, Fellowship of the Ring and Avatar."
Hopefully it can sell itself just on being a good movie, but that will have to wait it seems. In the meantime, what would you like to see in the Warcraft film? Let us know in the comments below!