A big-screen adaptation of massively popular online game "World of Warcraft" has been in the works for close to a decade, but now, the film is finally moving forward -- and the first official photos from the production are here to prove it.

Director Duncan Jones ("Moon") shared some snaps from the flick on Twitter on Monday, revealing a look at actor Robert Kazinsky in character as Orgrim Doomhammer, leader of an army of orcs who clash with humans. The photos reveal an insane level of detail, down to Orgrim's craggy countenance; protruding, yellowing teeth; and mangled, pointed ears. Wired spoke to Jones about the character's impressive physique, revealing that while the creation was the result of visual effects, he would be "the most life-like CGI orc audiences have ever seen." After viewing the pictures, it's hard to argue with that assertion. According to Wired, "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment—creators of the massive World of Warcraft videogame franchise on which Jones' film is based—and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc."

The impressive results speak for themselves, and should encourage audiences that if this amount of attention is paid to just one character, the rest of the film should look stellar, too. Check out the full photos below.
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"Warcraft" is due in theaters on June 10, 2016.

[via: Duncan Jones, Wired]

Photo credit: Duncan Jones/Legendary Pictures

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