The marketing is starting to ramp up for Duncan Jones‘ blockbuster adaptation of the “Warcraft” video game franchise. This new ad focuses on the most easily communicated mass-appeal aspects of the movie — namely, the fighting.
The first half of the minute-long spot is devoted to a one-on-one standoff between a human and a hulking, hammer-wielding orc. The sequence features some inventive over-the-orc’s-shoulder cinematography, something that works to ground the film as well as pay homage to its video game roots.
With both video game adaptations and fantasy films being very hit-or-miss in movie theaters, it remains to be seen if “Warcraft” can end up as a hit with the masses — or if those talking giant green guys will be too large of an obstacle. Regardless, as this clip shows, it won’t be lacking in spectacle.
“Warcraft” smashes into theaters June 10.