Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a brand-new Diablo 4 Launch Live Action Trailer directed by Oscar-winning director Chole Zhao and co-directed by Kiku Ohe.
With a gripping story that interweaves emotion and humanity into the game’s characters, the promotional film takes viewers on a journey of destruction at the hands of Lilith, the Blessed Mother determined to rule over Sanctuary once more.
“Working with Blizzard, we had the wonderful opportunity to bring the dark, thrilling and imaginative world of Diablo IV to life,” said Chloe Zhao. “Diablo fans are very passionate, and many have been with the game for over two decades. We want to do right by the fans, honor the game’s rich lores and visceral world building while evoking the strong emotions the players feel while immersing in the game.”
Saviors Wanted was launched in over 20 different countries including NA, EMEA and APAC. In the US, the trailer will run on linear broadcast TV primarily on ESPN/ABC, along with premium digital, social and streaming media.
Taking a look at IMDB, Chloe Zhao recently directed Marvel’s The Eternals with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and others. We haven’t seen a trailer like this before, with such drama, darkness, and realism. We have seen projects with a bit of humor like the Diablo II TV Commercial, or the Intel Live Action Warcraft TV ad, or the Hearthstone TV commercial — to name a few.
The Diablo 4 Live Action Trailer is more personal. A call to arms in search of saviors of Sanctuary. Terrified villagers (Live action NPCs) begging for your help. More desperate. Hopeless. I really like this live action trailer. Between the scenes, we see live action versions of our playable Classes. It really makes you wonder if some day we might see a Diablo Live Action Hulu or HBO MAX series. This trailer feels like a proof of concept for something more in-depth later on.
[Man] Whatever you can do. We beg you.
[Child] Will you save us?
[Prisoner] Will you make them suffer?
[Mystic] Can your shadow be our light?
[Blacksmith] Will you fight the darkness?
[Villager woman] Please, end their terror.
[Child whispers] Hurry.