The first teaser video for the upcoming World of Warcraft film was shown today during the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
i09 attended the panel, noting the footage featured an armored warrior taking on a "huge green orc." Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) was enthusiastic about the project, in part because he has the chance to create a new world, he said.
At press time, Legendary Pictures had not released the footage in an official capacity.
Jones also reiterated that the Warcraft movie will begin filming in early 2014. Minutes before the panel began, Jones teased on Twitter, "150,000 tweeters gift coming soon… It's not what you think… ;)"
The big-screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment's fantasy series was announced during E3 2006. Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was at one point attached to the film, though he would later drop out, claiming Blizzard "mismanaged" the film.
The Warcraft film is believed to have a budget that exceeds $100 million, and is intended for release in cinemas in 2016.