Surprisingly and refreshingly the new TV trailer for director Duncan Jones’s Warcraft movie isn’t just a shorter, more furiously edited cut-down clipfest version of the theatrical trailer. Okay, there’ a bit of that at the end, but for most of its brief running time it’s a simpler but somehow more enticing affair.
Warcraft, starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu, is released in the UK on 3 June.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.