Ever since Duncan Jones became attached to the World of Warcraft movie adaptation, I've been a bit excited. I'm not a World of Warcraft fan, but I'm keen to see at least one major video game franchise get a decent movie and, of all the movies in pre-production, I think this represents our best chance.
And it looks like Jones is set to hire Colin Farrell in one of the movie's lead roles, alongside Paula Patton, who you might remember from the last Mission Impossible movie. According to reports, Colin Farrell appears to have a 50/50 chance of being involved in the movie.
I expect some fans might jump off at the deep end with this news, but I'm don't think its an indicator of quality either way. Colin Farrell has been hit or miss, but the true star of a successful World of Warcraft movie will no doubt be the universe. I'm expecting something a little larger in scale ala Lord of the Rings, with a strong supporting cast. Regardless, I can think of a number of roles that Colin Farrell has absolutely nailed.
Apparently the World of Warcraft movie starts production in January, so we could be seeing this movie sooner than you think.