Ramin Djawadi has signed on to score the upcoming fantasy adventure Warcraft. The film directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) is based on the popular video game series of the same title and stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky. The movie is being described as an origin story and chronicles how the the humans and orcs came into conflict. Jones has also co-written the screenplay with Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond, K-Pax, The Mighty). Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni (Godzilla, 300: Rise of an Empire, 42) are producing the project for Legendary Pictures, alongside Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, American Hustle) and Alex Gartner (Get Smart) for Atlas Entertainment. Djawadi has previously scored last year’s Pacific Rim, 2010’s Clash of the Titans, as well as this year’s Dracula Untold for Legendary. Warcraft is set to be released on March 11, 2016 by Universal Pictures.
Djawadi’s latest feature project Dracula Untold opens nationwide this weekend. The composer also continues to score HBO’s Game of Thrones, which will return for a fifth season in 2015, CBS’ Person of Interest, which currently airs Tuesday nights and FX’s The Strain, which has been renewed for a second season to premiere next year.