Irish actor Colin Farrell is in talks to team up with Paula Patton to star in a film based on the hugely popular World Of Warcraft computer games.

The live-action fantasy has been in the works for the past few years, with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi initially attached to take charge of the movie.

Raimi subsequently dropped out and David Bowie's filmmaker son Duncan Jones signed up for the challenge earlier this year (13), and now he has set his sights on landing Farrell as his leading man.

Jones is hoping to start production on the project in January (14), ahead of a 2015 release.