Dominic Cooper Talks “Warcraft” Movie

Appearing at BBC America’s TCA panel for the upcoming mini-series “Fleming,” actor Dominic Cooper also spoke a bit about his role in Duncan Jones’ upcoming “Warcraft” film based on the famous “World of Warcraft” franchise.

Despite the video game origins of the property, he tells Crave Online that it was the quality of the film’s writing that drew him to the project:

“The script. I saw it and I don’t know it as a video game, so you can read what you like about the video game. You can read all those amazing characters on the intricate detail of what the characters are worth and what they can achieve and what they can do, but in this, the story is great.

It’s when they make the video games and they think that they can just be sold on the idea and the fact that they are successful video games. What they forget is actually you have an ability to interact with a video game and that’s why they’re so successful.

So if you’re going to make a film, the pleasure in a film is to be immersed in the world in a brilliantly, even more beautiful than a video game so there’s got to be something more special about it and that ultimately comes down to storyline and content.”

He also goes on to say that despite the out there fantasy setting, the human element at the heart of the story is what will make this film resonate with contemporary audiences:

“There’s a very human story at the heart of it because there’s a few of us that are humans in it that are up against tribes and problematic issues that exist in the world that we exist in.

It’s happening all over the world at the moment and you see it happening all over. People have savaged their own lands and their own environment and they’re having to find a new environment in which to move into through the hostility of others.

If there’s something as poignant as that that we can relate to and that we see unfolding in everyday life, then it will make it a worthwhile story.”

The project marks the second upcoming video game adaptation that Cooper is involved in, the first being the “Need for Speed” movie which opens this Spring.