A few months back now, Colin Farrell was apparently in talks to star in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie. Since then, all’s gone a little quiet on the film, bar a few rumblings every few weeks. IGN managed to catch up with Farrell to see how things currently stand.
The In Bruges actor said, “Don’t know what’s happening, man. I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing. Duncan [Jones] was cool. I sat with Duncan for a while and I read the script. I loved the script, and it was as cool as can be. I don’t know what’s happening with the film; I don’t know where they are at 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 why 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.”
When pushed on what role he was in talks for, Farrell teased, “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?'”
As well as Farrell, Paula Patton has also apparently held talks, and Jones has already cast Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel with further casting news expected shortly.
The Warcraft film was first announced way back in 2006, with Sam Raimi attached to direct. Raimi ended up leaving the project last year, with Moon‘s Jones stepping in to his shoes.
World of Warcraft is a huge online multiplayer fantasy game from Blizzard Entertainment that features the likes of elves, dwarves and orcs. The movie adaptation has been penned by Charles Levitt, with production expected to start in early 2014.