World of Warcraft
is posed to make the jump from computer screens to the big screen, and Legendary Pictures/Atlas Entertainment has released its short list of actors who may star in the film’s lead roles.
Deadline reports that the contenders include Paul Dano, Travis Fimmel, Anson Mount and Anton Yelchin. Fimmel and Mount both currently star in shows on television — the History Channel’s Vikings and AMC’s Hell on Wheels — while Dano starred in the recent release Prisoners and Yelchin is known for his role in Star Trek.
Legendary has already offered a role to Colin Farrell and is in advanced negotiations with Patton, according to Deadline.
The World of Warcraft film is based on the online, multi-player game of the same name. In the game, players control avatars to explore the dimensions of time and space while battling medieval monsters like gryphons, dragons, zombies, werewolves, and elves.