Official Cast for Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft’ Announced

By December 5, 2013
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Duncan Jones’ big screen take on beloved videogame World of Warcraft, simply titled Warcraft, has been the talk of the geekosphere since the director premiered a first look at his vision for the film back in July at Comic-Con, and the production seems to be moving right along. Too bad we still have to wait until 2016 to see this thing.

A big step in getting a film moving? Well, actually casting the thing! ComingSoon reports from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures that a large portion of the film’s cast is now in place – including Paula Patton (2 Guns), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, that new Lance Armstrong biopic), Travis Fimmel (TV’s Vikings), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor), and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim). Additionally, Dominic Cooper (Captain America) is reportedly in final negotiations for a part in the film.

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Colin Farrell was also once rumored to star in the film, and though he’s not on this listing, we’re betting that Travis Fimmel grabbed the role originally intended for him (also, who is Travis Fimmel? Vikings fans, talk to us!). We’re also betting that’s the male lead.

Details on the project are still slim, beyond the obvious basics – based on the videogame! – but we do know that it’s coming to the screen with a script by Charles Leavitt as rewritten by Jones. We also know that this going to be one ambitious outing, as production on the feature is set to start next month, but it still won’t hit theaters until over two years after that start, on March 11, 2016.

Warcraft fans, what would you like to see in this film?

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.