A new trailer for the hotly anticipated Warcraft movie has hit the airwaves, giving us a lot more action and few new glimpses into the world of Azeroth. The 30 second spot made its television debut Sunday during the NFL football games but Warcraft production company, Legendary, published the trailer early online.
The film is based on the hugely popular massively multiplayer online video game from Blizzard and follows the story of the fictional world of Azeroth, a peaceful land thrown into war when Orcs from another, dying world try to settle. All too familiar themes of racial divide and bigotry bubble to the surface as the native races battle the Orcs over dominion of Azeroth. The movie stars Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Clancy Brown and Robert Kazinsky.
Duncan Jones is at the helm as writer and director and is already hinting at possible sequels saying, "Hopefully, if I have done my job right, people will want to know and see more! There is certainly plenty more to tell! I would love to be part of that process of expanding on the lore that makes up 'Warcraft,' but it will all depend on what you, the audience, think of our first film."
And according to Jones, you won't need to be familiar with the games to be able to enjoy the movie, "From the moment I first talked to Blizzard, the plan was to start our film with the first time Orcs met Humans. First contact! I think that for a world with so much newness to explain, this was a wise choice, especially when so many people in our audience may not know anything about Warcraft... It was important that some of our characters would be seeing the world fresh as well, and that the audience could see the situation through their eyes."
Jones recently shared some behind the scenes pictures from the set via Twitter, offering a close-up look at a city in Azeroth. Gamers will recognize some much-beloved classic quests and destinations posted on the board like the Dark Moon Faire and Brewfest. And as one fan pointed out, the board might be a little difficult to recognize without all the players on mounts blocking your view.
The second image is of a row of shops, including the Woadside Inn, a place for travelers to rest their weary heads, regain some health, pick up an odd job or just have an ale. The detail in the set is enough to make any hardcore WoW player dream of Potter-esque theme parks so that we can actually visit Azeroth ourselves.
Warcraft will release in theaters June 10th. Until then, you can follow Duncan Jones on twitter and check out the new trailer below.