Colin Farrell has been said to have been in talks for a role in the Warcraft movie. IGN caught up with the actor and asked about the project:
“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.”
They also asked him what character he might be playing:
“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]“
Farrell is one of a few names linked to the project, which is said to have four lead characters. Paula Patton is also said to be in talks and Vikings star Travis Fimmel is rumored to have a deal. Some concept art was revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
Directed by Duncan Jones with a script by Charles Leavitt, the story of the film will center on Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original RTS games. The movie will also be focused largely in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth.
Warcraft will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.