It looks as if Legendary Pictures is now moving forward with their big screen adaptation of World of Warcraft. Deadline.com is reporting:
“Legendary Pictures and Atlas Entertainment are casting up Warcraft, the movie adaptation of the hit Blizzard video game World Of Warcraft that Duncan Jones will direct.”
The film, which will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), has currently made offers to Colin Farrell (Total Recall) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol). Patton is negotiating for the lead, where Farrell is reported to be 50/50 on the project.
The picture was originally slated for a Warner Brothers release but, with Legendary's recent break from Warner it will now land at Universal.
Warcraft is based on the World of Warcraft online game that “takes place in a medieval-like setting where players control avatars that take on gryphons, dragons, zombies, werewolves and elves. Time travel and alien worlds also are part of the mix”. Production of the film begins in January 2014.