Badass New “Warcraft” Movie Posters Show Actors Pre-CGI

Although it may seem long overdue, the Hollywood powers that be have finally turned World of Warcraft, Blizzard entertainment’s epic role-playing video game, into a film. The feature film, Warcraft, will debut June 10, 2016, but the film marketing is in full force. You can see the trailer here:

Naturally, the film is full of mystical, magical characters—and we all know how much CGI it takes to bring such characters to life. So, to give us a little glimpse of the movie-making process and build buzz, the marketing machine behind the film has released a fantastic series of posters (brought to light by Reddit user Ziden).

The concept is simple: Each poster features a split-screen image of an actor’s face alongside their character’s face (in all its CGI glory).

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Visually, the series is impactful both for the stark presentation and the subject matter presented. Perhaps the most surprising thing is not the great difference between the actors and their done-up characters but the similarities. A forlorn gaze or an aggressive sneer on a bare-faced actor captures the character’s core; the computer just adds a few fangs and horns.

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From a content marketing standpoint, the images are a creative move. Rarely do we get a behind-the-scenes look before a movie (as most marketing focuses on promoting the polished product), making them all the more exciting.

To see more, head to WarcraftMovie.com.

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