The oft-rumored adaptation of Blizzard Entertainments world-wide hit World Of Warcraft finally has a release date. On Tuesday, Universal Pictures announced that the film, simply titled Warcraft, will be released to theaters on December 15th, 2015. The weekend itself is already becoming a hotly contested date for both the upcoming Dan Brown-adapted project Inferno, with Tom Hanks reprising his role as globe-trotting researcher Robert Langdon, and the rumored date for the release of the hotly anticipated J.J. Abrams-directed (and hopefully lens flare-free) Star Wars: Episode VII.
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The film, which will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, SourceCode) from script writted by Charles Leavitt is already generating buzz in the casting department as both Paula Patton and Colin Farrell are being considered for lead roles. The film is being produced by Legendary Pictures, which recently cut ties with Warner Brother, and will begin filming in January 2014.