With Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures currently developing Warcraft for the big screen with Blizzard Entertainment, the production has already begun casting with announcements already arriving as of a few weeks ago. This week, we have two more names to the list, one of which includes actor Daniel Wu, who recently appeared in director RZA’s Kung Fu Cult free-for-all action adventure, The Man With The Iron Fists and the sci-fi thriller, Europa Report.
The film is based on Blizzard highly popular Guiness World Record-holding massive multiplayer online role-playing game, now going almost twenty years strong with up to 12 million subscribers to its player base. Warcraft is said to be an origin story that will focus on the first two games, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, and Warcraft: Tides Of Darkness. The initial cast as of the earlier this month includes actress Paula Patton, and actors Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky and Toby Kebbell, with actor Clancy Brown also newly announced as of Tuesday; Brown currently co-stars with actor Jason Statham in Gary Fleder’s recently released gritty action thriller, Homefront.
Warcraft is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner and executive produced by Mike Morhaime and Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor and Paul Sams, with co-producers Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo and Nick Carpenter co-producing. Charles Leavitt is writing the film for director Duncan Jones as the film is set to begin production in Vancouver early next year.
The film will reportedly aim for a PG-13 rating.
Wu currently appears in the director Kenneth Bi’s sci-fi suspense thriller, Control, now playing in theaters across Asia, and is soon set to appear in China Lion’s forthcoming North American release of director Dante Lam’s third installation of the “Beast Stalker” trilogy, That Demon Within with co-star Nick Cheung.
Ask yourselves, how many of you would love to see one of Kazuya’s spinning demon uppercuts? How many of you want to see Hworang throw out a sick live action display of kicks and combinations? How many of you wanted to see a Jack cyborg stomp the crap out of GunJack, P.Jack or Jack-2? How many of you wanted to see a cinematic display by actors who can personify the likenesses of Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama and Heihachi Mishima both dramatically and physically in the same explosive, epic fashion that was executed in the 2011 flick, Tekken: Blood Vengeance? How many of you wanted to see Jon Foo and Ian Anthony Dale transform into their genetically infused demonic selves in a gorgeous display of two destructive forces at war, like Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon in Man Of Steel? How many of you wanted to see the Williams sisters, Anna and Nina mix it up once and for all? How many of you wanted all this and more and were just left wondering what could have been after what never was?
Long before work officially kicks off for the feature film, writer and director Kevin Tancharoen cranks up the loyal fanbase once again with the new trailer for season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy via AMC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Unlike season one, which debuted in 2012, season 2 will place more focus on the impending tournament that will see Earth’s heroes take on Shang Tsung and the minions of Outworld.