Legendary and Universal Pictures to Release WARCRAFT on December 18, 2015

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The World of Warcraft movie now has an official release date.  Universal Pictures announced today that director Duncan JonesWarcraft will be released on December 18, 2015, ensuring at least one fantasy epic event movie will be in theaters for the holiday season.  Officially described as “an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict,” Warcraft will square off directly against Ron Howard’s Dan Brown adaptation Inferno on the pre-Christmas date, but rumors have swirled that Star Wars: Episode VII might be eyeing a December date as well.  We recently learned that Paula Patton is in negotiations for a lead role in the film with Colin Farrell also being eyed for a lead, and the short list for a couple of other roles reportedly includes Paul Dano, Anton Yelchin, Travis Fimmel, and Anson Mount.

Legendary Pictures is producing Warcraft, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures as part of Legendary’s new deal with the studio after cutting ties with Warner Bros.  Jones also wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt, and Charles Roven is producing alongside Alex Gartner, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni.  Filming is slated to begin on January 13th.




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  • Slave Jabba

    Could it be as epic as LOTR ?

    • Bob

      Prob not, but it has a chance to be great with Duncan Jones directing. And the casting rumors so far are pretty good as well. Though I would rather someone else than Farrel. Someone like…Liam McIntyre/Chris Hemsworth/Hugh Jackman/Brad Pitt.

  • Brenno

    This is a behemoth of a property. Brand recognition on Warcraft is immense, and with the backing of blizzard, I sense great things.
    Colin Farrell is a great actor imo, so even better with him on board!

  • idiotsabound

    lol, this will flop so bad!!

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  • MITIOR

    I’ve never played the games but I’ve seen the cinematics. Hopefully it’ll be as epic

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