Think of it like a beta demo: Blizzard’s Warcraft, the 21-year old game franchise that redefined the massively multiplayer online experience has released a teaser for the long-awaited film.
It’s enough of a taste just to whet the appetite before the full trailer debuts later this week at the company’s annual Warcraft convention, Blizzcon.
In the decade that it will have taken Blizzard to finally get its world onto the big screen, the project has gone through massive changes, including directorial departures. Ultimately, the film was directed by Duncan Jones, who is known for his critically acclaimed sci-fi sleeper hits like “Moon” and “Source Code”–he’s also the son of David Bowie.
While the trailer doesn’t offer much in the way of substance, it looks like they’ve kept a close watch on the translation from game world to film.
There are numerous ways to actually paint a compelling story within the gigantic Warcraft world of Azeroth. Just ask Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who won an Emmy in 2007 for their “South Park” episode, “Make Love, Not Warcraft.”
The real trailer launches Friday; the movie will hit theaters in June 2016.