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Colin Farrell and Paula Patton in talks for lead roles in Duncan Jones' World of Warcraft adaptation

09.23.2013

Deadline has news on the first two casting possibilities for WARCRAFT, Duncan Jones' adaptation of the popular (is it still popular?) video game World of Warcraft. The site is reporting that Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are both up for lead roles in the upcoming film. Farrell has been offered the part, but a source for Deadline says there's a 50-50 chance of him taking the role and Jones is testing other actors for major parts as well.

Based off of the character details that were released at the beginning of August, Colin Farrell might be up for the parts of Khadgar or Lothar. Guessing Paula Patton's character is a little trickier, but in the report it is mentioned that a King and his lady will appear in WARCRAFT, and I wouldn't be surprised if Patton winds up playing the Queen.

I've never played the games and I don't have that much interest in seeing a big screen version, but there is one reason why I'll be seeing WARCRAFT: Mr. Duncan Jones. The director is why many people are keeping an eye on WARCRAFT, and after directing such films as MOON and SOURCE CODE, I'm very curious to see what Jones will do with an adaptation of World of Warcraft.

Production on WARCRAFT is scheduled to start in January, so it'll probably be released sometime in 2015.

And here's why Paula Patton is the queen of my heart...I did say heart, right?

Extra Tidbit: I love Colin Farrell in IN BRUGES, but in my opinion his best performance is in TIGERLAND. If you're a Farrell fan, you should definitely check it out.
Source: Deadline

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7:08PM on 09/23/2013
Warcraft is like the Lord of the Rings of the videogame world.. I find it so hard to accept that someone is making a movie about this and not think about it in a massive scale.. and when you read the news, they talk about it as an ordinary movie when it's not. If you took only the story of Reign of Chaos, you have a winner there.. Although Starcraft would be easier to adapt..
Warcraft is like the Lord of the Rings of the videogame world.. I find it so hard to accept that someone is making a movie about this and not think about it in a massive scale.. and when you read the news, they talk about it as an ordinary movie when it's not. If you took only the story of Reign of Chaos, you have a winner there.. Although Starcraft would be easier to adapt..
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1:26PM on 09/23/2013
I really liked Moon and Source Code, so I'm holding out hope for this. Paula Patton is crazy sexy though damn.
I really liked Moon and Source Code, so I'm holding out hope for this. Paula Patton is crazy sexy though damn.
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10:52AM on 09/23/2013
I know nothing of Warcraft. But if they can make a good fantasy / adventure / action flick then I'm all for it. Still picturing too much CGI and annoying characters to draw in the kiddies though.
I know nothing of Warcraft. But if they can make a good fantasy / adventure / action flick then I'm all for it. Still picturing too much CGI and annoying characters to draw in the kiddies though.
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10:50AM on 09/23/2013
Call me pessimistic, but I just wish Jones didn't take up this project. This whole thing is either going end up in development hell or be horribly butchered by studio execs, like all other promising video game films.
Call me pessimistic, but I just wish Jones didn't take up this project. This whole thing is either going end up in development hell or be horribly butchered by studio execs, like all other promising video game films.
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10:48AM on 09/23/2013

The things I wouldn't do for Paula Patton

Is an extremely short list
Is an extremely short list
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10:37AM on 09/23/2013
I know nothing about World of Warcraft but more of the lovely Ms. Patton is nothing but a good thing.
I know nothing about World of Warcraft but more of the lovely Ms. Patton is nothing but a good thing.
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10:07AM on 09/23/2013

Yes!!!

I love this because I hate Warcraft and this will tank the franchise. I love Farrell but he's already proven big tent poles are not his thing. Yes...this pleases me
I love this because I hate Warcraft and this will tank the franchise. I love Farrell but he's already proven big tent poles are not his thing. Yes...this pleases me
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10:49AM on 09/23/2013
I heard he LOVES a big tent pole . . .
I heard he LOVES a big tent pole . . .
10:06AM on 09/23/2013
Duncan Jones certainly would give me pause to consider this more closely. I haven't seen Source Code yet, but it seems not to have sullied his career, and if he could make a third movie that's a success, then that could point toward even greater things. My sister's fiance plays the game, but I don't know much about it aside from the its addictive properties. As much as I like Colin Farrell, I prefer him in grittier, more reality-based fare. Paula Patton on the other hand does have the sort of
Duncan Jones certainly would give me pause to consider this more closely. I haven't seen Source Code yet, but it seems not to have sullied his career, and if he could make a third movie that's a success, then that could point toward even greater things. My sister's fiance plays the game, but I don't know much about it aside from the its addictive properties. As much as I like Colin Farrell, I prefer him in grittier, more reality-based fare. Paula Patton on the other hand does have the sort of ethereal beauty that could complement such a story.
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9:57AM on 09/23/2013
Patton is so fine!
Patton is so fine!
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9:44AM on 09/23/2013
whut
whut
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9:21AM on 09/23/2013
"Azeroth is a shit-hole."
"Azeroth is a shit-hole."
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9:06AM on 09/23/2013
I would be fine with both actors being cast. Big fan of both.
I would be fine with both actors being cast. Big fan of both.
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8:37AM on 09/23/2013
Tigerland is one of rare gems that Joel Schumacher made.
Tigerland is one of rare gems that Joel Schumacher made.
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9:58AM on 09/23/2013
That, and Falling Down are in my opinion his best films.
That, and Falling Down are in my opinion his best films.
10:57AM on 09/23/2013
Grew up on The Lost Boys and Flatliners, but am kind of afraid to revisit them.
Grew up on The Lost Boys and Flatliners, but am kind of afraid to revisit them.
11:39AM on 09/23/2013
Yeah, Falling Down and Flatliners are my favorite as well. However, technology-wise, Flatliners might not have aged well over the years but the gripping story is still there.
Yeah, Falling Down and Flatliners are my favorite as well. However, technology-wise, Flatliners might not have aged well over the years but the gripping story is still there.
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