IGN recently talked with actor Colin Farrell about the upcoming big screen adaptation of the video game, “Warcraft.” Farrell has been rumored to be attached to the project which appears to be finally moving forward. The Warcraft movie supposedly has four lead characters and Farrell is just one of the names rumored to be attached. Paula Patton and “Vikings” star Travis Fimmel are also rumored to be in negotiations for the film which will center on Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games. The movie will also be focused largely in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth.
IGN asked him about the status of production for the film and Farrell confirmed that the script is pretty impressive.
“Don’t know what’s happening, man. I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing….Duncan was cool. I sat with Duncan for awhile and read the script, loved the script, and we was as cool as can be. I don’t know what’s happening with the film. I don’t know where they are in the process…It’s just a world that I never explored — and it’s a really big and fantastical world. I can’t imagine what he, being as visually gifted as he is, Duncan, and what he did on Moon with, like, a dime, I can’t imagine what he’d do with this Warcraft.”
However, Farrell could not confirm what his role could be in the film.
“Can I? I probably shouldn’t. I don’t even know, actually, I’ll just say that! I don’t even know. We were just talking, and Duncan just said, “There might be something in it for you!” And I said, “Catering?” [Laughs]”
The Warcraft Movie is set to 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 release date is currently set for December 18, 2015.