While director Duncan Jones’ big-budget take on World of Warcraft didn’t exactly blow up the box-office here in the U.S., today we have word that due to the game and movie’s popularity overseas, Legendary Pictures is developing Warcraft 2.
Unfortunately, this is all we know at this time. Not much to go on, I know. But, at least it’s something. We’ll pass along further word when we hear it. Stay tuned.
Rated PG-13 for intense fantasy violence, the film film centers on the orc shaman Gul’dan who utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth looking to escape from his dying world. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul’dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.
The film sports an 28% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they — and director Duncan Jones’ distinctive gifts — are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.