Update: The production is also looking at Paul Dano (Prisoners), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Travis Fimmel (History Channel’s Vikings), and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) for roles.
Deadline has the scoop that Colin Farrell and Paula Patton may take the lead roles in Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of the worldwide video game phenomenon World of Warcraft, which will be directed by Moon helmer Duncan Jones.The Total Recall actor has been offered a lead role in the film, although no word on what role exactly 2 Guns actress is being considered for.
One of three characters such as the wizard Khadgar, the mage Medivh and the knight champion Anduin Lothar have been reportedly offered to Farrell.
Production is scheduled to start in January, which makes a 2015 release date look good.
The script will come from Blood Diamond screenwriter Charles Leavitt.
Although no official plot details are available, the video game adaptation could follow the story of the original Warcraft strategy games, centering on the humans vs. orcs conflict instead of the more recent World of Warcraft online game.
Farrell can next be seen in Disney’s upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, while Patton can be seen back on the big screen in next week’s rom-com Baggage Claim.
The Warcraft universe revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, “Warcraft” has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more. “World of Warcraft,” Blizzard Entertainment’s subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world.