With the popularity of video games continually rising, many studios have attempted to adapt these games on to the big screen. While a majority have been terrible, there have been some successes at the box office. World of Warcraft is a heavy hitter among video games boasting a consistent amount of players totaling over six million. With such a large number of players, I’m sure the studios expect it to be a profitable film and now the casting rumors are starting to solidify.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Paul Dano (Prisoners) were added to the short list of actors also including Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels). As for the leading roles, Paula Patton (Baggage Claim) is currently in negotiations and Colin Farrell has already been offered a role.
There still isn’t much to be said about the story but the game’s medieval theme has been done many times before in other films. Hopefully they can come up with a substantial plot and place focus on cinematography to distinguish this film from the others. With the number of people involved in the game, I’m sure the film will profit, regardless of how well it is made.