WORLD OF WARCRAFT Film Adaptation Gets December 2015 Release
According to Variety, the Legendary's WORLD OF WARCRAFT film adaptation will be heading to theaters sooner than expected.
Universal is set to release the film on Dec. 18, 2015, with Colin Farrell, Paula Patton, Paul Dano, Travil Fimmel, Anson Mount and Anton Yelchin in talks for different roles. As of now, no actors are officially attached.
Duncan Jones, who co-wrote the script with Charles Leavitt, will direct.
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Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Legendary has acquired Nerdist Industries, a leading pop culture multimedia company, and Five33, an innovative global company focused on franchise, theatrical and IP marketing. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $8 billion worldwide at the box office. Highlights from Legendary's upcoming slate include PACIFIC RIM directed by Guillermo del Toro; SEVENTH SON, starring Jeff Bridges; WARCRAFT; GODZILLA, based on Toho Company's famed character; and HOT WHEELS. Legendary recently announced it will produce Guillermo del Toro's next feature film, CRIMSON PEAK. Upcoming Legendary releases with partner Warner Bros. include 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and prior successful Legendary and Warner Bros. releases include the critically acclaimed INCEPTION ($823 million worldwide), as well as the global blockbusters THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy ($2.5 billion worldwide), THE HANGOVER three picture franchise ($1.4 billion worldwide total), CLASH OF THE TITANS ($493 million worldwide), 300 ($456 million worldwide), and the recently released MAN OF STEEL which grossed an estimated $197 million in its worldwide opening.