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Colin Farrell says the Warcraft movie script is "amazing"

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Colin Farrell is not a WoW player. He does not know his Azeroths from his Abeir-Torils. But he has nonetheless willingly attached himself to Duncan ‘Moon’ Jones’ Warcraft film - testament not only to his keenness to work with Jones but also the unqualified potential of its script, apparently.

Farrell has been tied to the Warcraft movie by that most stubborn of knots, rumour, for months now. But only in a recent interview with IGN did he admit to sitting down with Jones to read its script.

“Warcraft? Don’t know what’s happening, man,” he said. “I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing.”

“I don’t know what’s happening with the film. I don’t know where they are in the process.”

It was that script and Jones’ proven ability to build worlds on an empty wallet that attracted Farrell to the project. Not WoW itself, which the Irish actor doesn’t appear to be at all familiar with.

“The script was just really, really cool, and it’s just a world that I never explored - and it’s a really big and fantastical world,” he explained. “I can’t imagine what he, being as visually gifted as he is, Duncan, and what he did on Moon with, like, a dime, I can’t imagine what he’d do with this Warcraft.”

Asked if he could divulge which character he was in the running to play, Farrell relied on his charisma stat for an evade.

“Can I? I probably shouldn’t,” he said. “I don’t even know, actually, I’ll just say that! I don’t even know. We were just talking, and Duncan just said, ‘There might be something in it for you!’ And I said, ‘Catering?’.”

This Warcraft. Hrrm. Still - Farrell needn’t be up to speed on developments in Azeroth since Burning Crusade to put in a great performance on its soil, need he?

The Warcraft film will be a ‘war movie’, told from both sides through Durotan for the orcs, and Lothar for the humans. Neither want conflict, but both feel bound to protect their people. Shooting will reportedly begin early next year.

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Teddy Avatar
4 Years ago

I doubt Colin Farrell has ever seen an amazing script, not like he has ever been in any amazing movies.

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

Fair, but Phone Booth was quite good.

Fraser Brown Avatar
4 Years ago

I think there's a goblin role with Farrell's name on it.

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

I would piss my spleen if they cast him as Gelbin Mekkatorque

Dog Pants Avatar
4 Years ago

I've not seen enough films with Farrell in to gauge whether or not I have any respect for his opinion (I did like In Bruges), but Moon was very good. So here's hoping. I won't be too upset if it turns out rubbish but it would be nice to see a well realised film set in the Warcraft universe.

OJ Simpson Avatar
4 Years ago

That wasn't farrell, It was Sam Rockwell. Great movie, though. :))

I don't wish to diminish hope for this movie, but 95% of WOW players i knew (haven't been on in two or three years) didn't give a flying crap about the storyline. Including myself. Maby it's changed since then.

Don't get me wrong - I hope this movie blows me away . . . but knowing hollywood. . . and blizzard . . .

It might actually do more damage to the games industry than good.

-Just my opinion, I'm probably (*or hopefully) wrong.