Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for its upcoming fantasy Warcraft: The Beginning that shows the team is really focusing on the little details. The latest trailer for this summer's big-screen adaptation of the wildly popular Warcraft franchise offers a glimpse of the famous Lion's Pride Inn – a familiar venue for those who have played the game.
Robert Kazinsky, who plays Orgin Doomhammer in the film, narrates the one-minute clip and gushes about the painstaking level of detail designers have gone through to faithfully capture one of the MMO's most iconic locations.
For fans wary of whether the popular franchise will successfully translate to the big screen, the latest short does show off quite a bit of detail and effort to recreate the main inn of the town of Goldshire, located in Elwynn Forest.
An avid fan of the game himself, Kazinsky says "everybody who has ever played this game has come here" at some point, admitting that he too spent days within and in the exterior of the iconic inn.
"It is uncanny," Kazinsky said. "If you actually look around, everything is pretty much identical to the game."
Sure, the location isn't as seedy as its in-game counterpart, but it does include plenty of nostalgia-tinged design elements and Easter eggs that are lifted straight from the game – from the fireplace and paintings along the walls to the location of the barrels. There is even a wanted sign for Kobolds near the entryway - a nod to one of the first quests you take on in the game. However, there are no signs of night elves dancing on the tables so far.
Directed by Duncan Jones, the highly-anticipated adaptation stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.
Although there are plenty of video game movie adaptions coming soon in the next few years, the expectations for the epic adventure based on Blizzard Entertainment's wildly popular video game are certainly high.
Jones, who is a huge fan of the franchise, maintained that the game will take a holistic approach to the Warcraft lore at PAX East 2016, and will include scenes and details from the franchise's real-time simulation incarnations from more than 20 years ago.
Warcraft is set to hit theatres on 10 June.