World of Warcraft film adaptation may star Colin Farrell

Industry source claims Farrell has been offered a lead role

Colin Farrell is tipped for a leading role in a forthcoming film adaptation of World of Warcraft, sources claim.

According to a Deadline report a lead role has been offered to Farrell, though insiders suggest there's a "50/50" chance the actor will accept the spot.


Meanwhile, actress Paula Patton (Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol) is currently negotiating for a lead role. Director Duncan Jones is also approaching other talent for major roles.

Producer Charles Roven told SlashFilm in June that Warcraft is scheduled to start filming in the first quarter of 2014.

It follows a tulmultous history for the project, with original director Sam Raimi leaving the project last year due to "mis-management" on Blizzard's behalf.

The film's progress comes amid a decline for World of Warcraft. Revenues from the MMO have dropped 54 per cent in 7 months, according to analyst company SuperData Research.

Subscriber numbers are also rapidly declining, with the player count dropping more than two million within two months.