Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have closed deals for Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown to join the cast of Warcraft, based on Blizzard Entertainment's award-winning Warcraft universe. Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner will produce. Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor and Blizzard's Mike Morhaime and Paul Sams will serve as executive producers. Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo and Nick Carpenter from Blizzard will co-produce.
The script was written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. Production is set to begin as planned in Vancouver this January.
Daniel Wu has twice been nominated for Best Actor at the prestigious Golden Horse Film Festival (Night Corridor, Like a Dream) and won the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 with New Police Story. One Nite in Mongkok brought Wu a Best Actor nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Other credits include The Shinjuku Incident, Protege, Overheard, The Banquet, The Last Supper, Europa, and Tai Chi 0, which Wu executive produced. He is repped by CAA.
Clancy Brown can currently be seen in the feature film Homefront starring opposite James Franco and Jason Statham. Next year, Brown will star in the feature When the Game Stands Tall opposite Laura Dern. Brown recently completed shooting Trip to Bountiful starring opposite Cicely Tyson for Lifetime airing next year and currently recurs on the hit Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow. He is represented by ICM Partners and Pop Art Management.