Colin Farrell and Paula Patton to star in 'Warcraft'

A long-delayed project to bring Blizzard's epic video game "World of Warcraft" to the big screen is back on track. Casting to find the lead actors in the fantasy story set on the world of Planet Azeroth has begun, reported Deadline.

Colin Farrell and Paula Patton
Colin Farrell (Pic/Santa Banta) and Paula Patton (Pic/AFP)

"Source Code" director Duncan Jones is tapped to helm the live-action film, while "Blood Diamond" scribe Charles Leavitt will write the script. The movie adaptation was first announced back in 2006. "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi was initially attached to the project, but he bowed out last year.

The project is now expected to start production in January 2014. "Warcraft" series is an online multiplayer role-playing game taking place in a high-fantasy medieval-like setting where gryphons, dragons, zombies, werewolves and elves exist. 

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