Variety has reported that Travis Fimmel, one of the stars of the series “Vikings,” has joined the big screen adaptation of Warcraft. Fimmel is set to play one of the four lead roles in the film based on the popular MMORG game of the same name. It is also rumored that Paula Patton and Colin Farrell are in negotiations to join the cast as well.
Warcraft will be directed by Duncan Jones with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni producing for Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. Charles Leavitt wrote the script.
The “Warcraft” universe is a rich fantasy setting that 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.
There is no word on other cast members attached or when the film is expected to begin production.