The Beginning, which RTL is broadcasting this evening at 8:15 p.m. Duncan Jones’ film is at the box office flopped. In an interview, the director revealed how much the studio intervened in his vision.
The fantasy blockbuster had to suffer from 1000 cuts
One of the reasons Warcraft was a million dollar loss to the studio is the long wait between the film’s announcement and its release. For the first time a film adaptation of the Warcraft games was announced in 2006. Before the film opened in cinemas in 2016, it ran through around An arduous phase for three and a half years from preparations, delays, filming and post-production.
Check out a featurette about the making of the Warcraft film here!
Warcraft – Featurette Behind the Magic (English) HD
In an interview with Thrillist said director Duncan Jones, who is a huge Warcraft fan himself, about the arduous fight against Studio interventions in his personal vision of the blockbuster:
If you’re trying to make a movie like Warcraft in a unique way, you die a death from 1,000 cuts. Not just cuts for editing. It’s small changes that seem really harmless. As a filmmaker, I only understand how to make a film holistically. Every choice I make whether it’s a story, a character, or a costume works together.
When you make a small change, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. When you make these small changes, especially over three and a half years, all of a sudden you spend all of your time figuring out how to fix what was being tampered with.
The Beginning is so financially disappointing.
Travis Fimmel after Vikings and Warcraft
Anyone after Vikings and Warcraft more from Travis Fimmel want to see should take a look at the series Raised by Wolves bei Sky Ticket* throw. Here the charismatic Australian plays almost the same role as Ragnar again – as a science fiction version.
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