After a lengthy search, Legendary Entertainment has found its leading man for the upcoming adaptation of “Warcraft,” tapping Travis Fimmel to star.
No formal offer has been presented yet but sources say he is their guy for one of the four leads in the film.
Fimmel is the star of History Channel’s “Vikings,” which is currently in production on season two.
Duncan Jones (“Source Code”) will direct the “Worldcraft” feature from a script by Charles Leavitt. Paula Patton is in talks to co-star and Colin Farell also has an offer but his deal is not as far along.
Details on the plot or the character Fimmel will play are still unknown. Based on Runescape Gold the Blizzard Entertainment game “World of Warcraft,” studios have been trying for some time to get this adaptation off the ground with Sam Raimi at one point attached to direct.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the pic alongside Charles Roven through his Atlas Entertainment and Alex Gartner.
Production is slated for production in early 2014.
Fimmel is repped by Paradigm and Management 360.