The film is based on the uber-popular online role-playing game in which players would explore worlds and complete quests as various mythical characters. Sam Raimi was at one point attached to direct but has since parted ways with the project, whose latest draft is by Charles Leavitt.
Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Alex Gartner and Josh Donen will produce.
The “Warcraft” universe first arrived with Blizzard’s 1994 entry “Orcs & Humans” and the series has since become one of the most popular computer games of all-time.
Playing any of the eccentric characters of the “Warcraft” universe would fit right up Depp’s alley considering his past work including Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow, Sweeney Todd and The Mad Hatter. Next up for the star will be the role of Tonto in Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger”.
He is repped by UTA.