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September 24, 2013
World of Warcraft film adaptation begins to solidify casting rumors
— Posted by Ryan
With the popularity of video games continually rising, many studios have attempted to adapt these games on to the big screen. While a majority have been terrible, there have been some successes at the box office. World of Warcraft is a heavy hitter among video games boasting a consistent amount of players totaling over six million. With such a large number of players, I’m sure the studios expect it to be a profitable film and now the casting rumors are starting to solidify.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Paul Dano (Prisoners) were added to the short list of actors also including Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels). As for the leading roles, Paula Patton (Baggage Claim) is currently in negotiations and Colin Farrell has already been offered a role.
There still isn’t much to be said about the story but the game’s medieval theme has been done many times before in other films. Hopefully they can come up with a substantial plot and place focus on cinematography to distinguish this film from the others. With the number of people involved in the game, I’m sure the film will profit, regardless of how well it is made.
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First and foremost, Ryan Brown is a fan. He has been an avid fan of both the theater and cinema since an early age and his passion for both has been continually growing ever since. When dissecting a film, he focuses on all elements of film-making including some fan/cult factors. He believes that character development is the foundation of a good film and usually starts his analysis of a film from there moving forward. His writing style may be influenced by his background of narrative and argumentative studies in the subject, but he tends to enjoy a more conversational style to better interact with the readers, unlike some other pretentious and pompous writers.
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