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McBrain
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reply to Carpie

Re: Warcraft Movie

said by Carpie:

said by McBrain:

That would cost a shitload more than $100 million.

Would it? I don't know. What's the typical budget cost for one of the earlier pixar movies? A shitton more labor certainly, but you'd offset those costs by not paying actors (only voice overs).

Remember the 2009 film 'A Christmas Carol'? It cost 200 million.

Most CGI movies these days are 80-100 million.

I couldn't see Blizzard making a feature length film with the same quality that their cinematics have for $100 million. $150 million, maybe...If they said $150-200 million it'd be more believable to me.

And if anyone thinks they'll have a production budget of $100 million and not use real actors is ridiculous...I mean, having a big name voice the lead will draw in the non-gamer crowd. And that demographic would be needed to come out in throngs to make the film any sort of success.

Why do you think movies like Shrek are so successful? The cast is probably more directly responsible for the success of the films than the production.
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I AM
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Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?


McBrain
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said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

James Earl Jones.
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Watermasta

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said by McBrain:

said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

James Earl Jones.

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Immer
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Hugo Weaving should play Nozdormu.
Angelina Jolie would be Ysera
Cathrine Z would be Alextraza
Chris Evans as Kalecgos
Ving Rames could do Thrall
Morgan Freeman would be Eatrigg
Terry Crews could do Garrosh
Chris Pine could do Varian Wrynn
Will-I-Am would do Vol'jin
Russel Badger would be Baine Bloodhoof
Famke Janssen as Jaina
Lucy Liu as Lady Sylvanas

edit: James Earl Jones is clearly the voice of the Lich King
(with Christian Bale as Arthas)

Stanley Tucci as High Tinker Mekkatorque
Robbie Coltrane as Magni Bronzebeard
Kat Dennings as Moira Thaurissan
...

lol... well, that was fun.
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DarkLogix
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reply to I AM
said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

Naw it'll be what's his name, the guy that everyone hates.
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Pollux7777

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reply to Immer
said by Immer:

Lucy Liu as Lady Sylvanas

Man for some reason that just works PERFECTLY in my mind...

Weird.
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McBrain
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The guy is epic and should be immortalized solely for that voice-over.

I really hope for a live action movie that (obviously) makes heavy use of special effects.

I really think the story will be centered around a human character, regardless what it may be about. Simply for cost effectiveness and ease of production. If not Arthas; Rhonin's side of The War of the Ancients would be an awesome story to see on screen. But I'm a little biased there since I just read that book.

CGI characters who are played by real actors in front of a green screen, think Golem from LotR, would probably be utilized for races that would be almost impossible to create costumes for.

Seriously, I've been following this rumor for 5+ years...I've thought about it from almost every angle. Blizzard cinematic-style CGI would be awesome, but I don't think it would appeal to a wide enough audience...especially with the PG-13/R rating the film would more than likely receive. I think the only way to seriously make money with this is to make a live-action LotR/Hobbit style film.
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Immer
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reply to Pollux7777
said by Pollux7777:

said by Immer:

Lucy Liu as Lady Sylvanas

Man for some reason that just works PERFECTLY in my mind...

you watched Payback, didn't you...
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McBrain
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Where's Bruce Campbell?

I'd boycott if he wasn't in it.


Immer
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He'd be awesome in any role... I think it would be cool to make him a prominent Forsaken (Army of Darkness flashback), or leader of SI:7.
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Pollux7777

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reply to Immer
I think I've seen that...

Or I might be confusing it with the absolutely ATROCIOUS Ecks vs Sever

I watch her a lot on the CBS show Elementary. Good show.
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Snakeoil
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reply to Skittles
Again that was a rumor. Hopefully they change from that.


Venom1

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quit farming wolves in Eastern Plaguelands...


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Ok, since this is the extent of my lore knowledge, I'll do a cast for Book 1 of The War of the Ancients (Well of Eternity):

Rhonin: Kevin McKidd
Krasus: Clint Eastwood
Broxigar:Sly Stallone
Malfurion/Illidan: Joey Manganiello
Tyrande: Elle MacPherson
Azshara: Uma Thurman
Vareesa: Julie Bowen
Thrall: Ahhnold (Voiced by James Earl Jones)
Xavius: Vincent D'Onofrio
Ravencrest: Jeff Goldblum
Cenarius: James Cromwell
Korialstrasz: Bruce Campbell (He had to go in there somewhere)
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Venom1

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said by Immer:

said by Pollux7777:

said by Immer:

Lucy Liu as Lady Sylvanas

Man for some reason that just works PERFECTLY in my mind...

you watched Payback, didn't you...

lucy windrunner FTW!!!
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Skittles
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reply to DarkLogix
said by DarkLogix:

said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

Naw it'll be what's his name, the guy that everyone hates.

Obama?


McBrain
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said by Skittles:

said by DarkLogix:

said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

Naw it'll be what's his name, the guy that everyone hates.

Obama?

I was gonna say Snuffbox
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Lothario

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Bruce would have to port over his Autolycus, king of thieves role from Xena.


Phantasee

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reply to Skittles
said by Skittles:

said by DarkLogix:

said by I AM:

Who plays Thrall? Morgan Freeman?

Naw it'll be what's his name, the guy that everyone hates.

Obama?

Here we go! (grabs Miller 64)

Cptbeatstix

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said by Phantasee:

Here we go! (grabs Miller 64)

I brought popcorn, want some?


Grimm

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reply to Immer
Idk, I kinda think Lena Headey(sp?) would be a better actress for Lady Sylvanas. First person to pop in my head anyway.
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Skittles
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I was thinking more Asa Akira...


Immer
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should provide disclaimers for certain types of actresses... just saying. Asa Akira does porn.

Lena Headey would do well at Lady Sylvanas. I'm sure there would be a few good choices... and my list is of archetypes really... I think we'd all prefer newer (less familiar) actors rather than pay for too many big-names... that usually ruins films.
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Skittles
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Im not going to post a disclaimer before a comment....and I think a link would be out of the question as well. You either know who I am speaking of or you dont.


Immer
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Didn't ask for a link. Just a heads up like "porn actress". A small courtesy for those who use this forum because it isn't blocked at work.
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I AM
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reply to Venom1
I'm not big on Lucy. I don't think she's very attractive.


kingdome74
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reply to Immer
said by Immer:

He'd be awesome in any role... I think it would be cool to make him a prominent Forsaken (Army of Darkness flashback), or leader of SI:7.

Leader SI:7 = Chuck Norris
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+1!


McBrain
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reply to kingdome74
said by kingdome74:

said by Immer:

He'd be awesome in any role... I think it would be cool to make him a prominent Forsaken (Army of Darkness flashback), or leader of SI:7.

Leader SI:7 = Chuck Norris

Carey Elwes, imo.

But you guys are just casting random characters in Azeroth. Someone generate a list from a specific story, like I did. I'd like to see what you guys think.

The movie (if it's ever made) won't be a huge overview of all the lore. It will probably be an adaptation of a book that's already been written. I chose War of the Ancients book 1: Well of Eternity to make my list. You guys use a novel, or prominent portion of lore to create your own...I think it'd be fun.
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McBrain#1430

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