Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are the first two names said to be up for roles in the upcoming video game adaptation, Warcraft, Deadline reports. Negotiations are now underway with the production targeted to begin in January 2014.
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.
Farrell starred earlier this year in Dead Man Down and Epic. He can next be seen coming up in Saving Mr. Banks. Patton, meanwhile, recently appeared in 2 Guns and can be seen back on the big screen in next week's Baggage Claim.
Set to be directed by Duncan Jones, Warcraft has 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.