It feels like a long time since we last had a new Duncan Jones movie, and by the time his Warcraft adaption finally makes it to our screens next year, five years will have passed since Source Code (2011). The upside is that in 2016, we may end up with two new films from the director, courtesy of his decision to try and press ahead with another project titled Mute.
At San Diego Comic Con last weekend, one or two more details were released about the upcoming Warcraft movie, which is now due next June.
As for the film's plot, Jones has already talked about that. "From the moment I first talked to Blizzard, the plan was to start our film with the first time orcs met humans," he says. "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. A Warcraft film should not be about a good race of humans battling an evil race of orcs. Warcraft should be about heroes on both sides trying to avoid a conflict, when villains leave them no choice."
Warcraft invades cinemas on both sides of the pond on 10 June 2016.