Warcraft movie finishes shooting

123-day shoot ends, film due for release in 2016

The upcoming World of Warcraft movie has finished principal photography, according to its director.

Duncan Jones announced the news on Twitter, saying: "Final day on Warcraft now officially... wrapped! Off to bed for three hours before a meeting in the AM."


Although shooting is now finished, the film is still planned for a 2016 release because of the significant post-processing work and special effects (to be handled by Industrial Light & Magic) expected to be required.

Dominic Cooper, who stars in the Warcraft movie, recently told CVG the prospect of satisfying the game's legion of fans is "terrifying".

"There have been people creating that world for many years and it's got a very specific look," he said, "and the characters within that, people have already made their minds up about who they are and what they mean to them.

"So that's quite a lot of pressure, in that you feel obligated to give the people who have spent the majority of their life playing it what they expect for it."

Scheduled for a cinematic release in 2016, the film will star Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand), Travis Fimmel (The Vikings), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (Prince of Persia The Sands of Time) and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood).

The film was originally due to be directed by Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, but he eventually left the project, claiming it was 'mismanaged' by Blizzard.