Ladies and gentlemen meet Ogrim. His character is about to be a movie star. Warchief by day, by night he’s actor Robert Kazinsky. For an orc, he’s actually pretty human.
Orgrim’s likeness comes from the masters at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc.
“We were looking for someone who would be able to perform the gruffness, the humor, and the toughness of this character,” says director Duncan Jones, who found his match when he cast Kazinsky as Orgrim in his movie Warcraft.
When they’re done, sometime before next summer, they will likely have created the most life-like CGI orc audiences have ever seen. After all this is the team that managed to make the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies,” Jones says. “We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely.”
Warcraft hits theaters June 10th, 2016. For more on the World of Warcraft movie and similar news, stay tuned.