See How Warcraft Lead Prepared for Role in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

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With just a few more weeks to go before Legendary’s video game movie Warcraft comes to theaters, the film company has now released a pair of new videos for it. One of these is a 30-second TV spot that contains footage from past trailers. The other is a behind-the-scenes video that spotlights actress Paula Patton and the work she did to perform her character Garona’s stunts and fight scenes.

Take a look at the two videos below.

Patton explains that she did 2.5 hours of physical training, six days a week to prepare for her role in the movie. On top of that, there was an additional two hours of stunt training where she was taught how to use swords and knives.

“I think it’s so important to be able to feel physically that you can do what your character is able to do. The physical preparation, it was very daunting,” Patton said.

Director Duncan Jones went on to praise Patton’s abilities and eagerness.

“We have a terrific stunt crew, but Paula has been willing to throw herself into their care,” he said. “So we’ve actually been able to do a lot of stuff in-camera with Paula that normally you would be using stunt people to do.”

Warcraft opens on June 10. It’s not the only video game movie coming out this year, as Fox’s Assassin’s Creed arrives in theaters in December.

In addition to Patton, Warcraft stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim). As for Jones, he previously directed Moon and Source Code.

Recently, Fimmel talked about how he had never heard of Warcraft before signing on to play one of the lead characters, Lothar. “I needed a job,” he said about taking the role. On the other end of the spectrum, Ogrim actor Kazinsky is a diehard World of Warcraft player who credits the game with saving his life.

Legendary has released trailers that showcase the movie’s characters. You can watch them through the links below. You can also listen to the movie’s title track here; it was composed by Game of Thrones and Iron Man music writer Ramin Djawadi.

Source: GameSpot-3