Sam Raimi is Directing WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie!

By Jul 22, 2009 Comment (10)

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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced that Sam Raimi, director of Evil Dead, Spider-Man films and Drag Me to Hell, has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation of World of Warcraft (WOW).

Variety says he’ll start supervising the pre-production and development of Warcraft: The Movie while at the same time finishing up Spider-Man 4. The fourth Spidey film starts shooting next year, with Warcraft to follow.

“At its core, ‘Warcraft’ is a fantastic, action-packed story,” said Raimi. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”

Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, The Bank Job) will also be on board as a producer.

The Warcraft universe features an epic conflict between the Alliance and the Horde. The game has developed a global following since its launch in 1994 and shows no signs of slowing. The franchise now exists in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. Its most recent expansion, “Wrath of the Lich King,” sold more than 2.8 million copies in the first day of release and more than 4 million its first month.

There’s no detail yet on a plot – the script isn’t even on paper yet – but it’ll mostly likely focus on the battle between the Alliance and the evil Horde.

Further details about the upcoming Warcraft movie, including cast and targeted release date, will be revealed as development progresses.

What do you think?

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  • This should be great news for all WoW fans out there…

  • This looks promising but what he did with some of the Spider-man movies isn’t the reason why this movie will be good.

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  • jolly says:

    I was waiting for this movie whole my life…

  • Count me in, also been waiting for this movie and finally it’s here. Let’s just hope that they’re going to put all their effort to make it fantastic as possible. Lol, we are soon to witness allied and horde fighting on the big screen.

  • THomas says:

    Sam Raimi did some nice horror movies too. I guess the wow movie will be a great action movie.

  • Mike Regan says:

    This movie is going to suck. The movie it being set from an ‘alliance pov’ with the main character as an anti horde and anti Thrall character. Its going to protray the horde as the bad guys, and ultimately disappoint thousends of horde fans across the world with its alliance bias pov.

    Blizzard are morons to think they could pull this off without some reaction to it, and their find from the get go horde fans won’t be happy about it

  • Dlon says:

    Lol please… Do you think Blizzard is THAT thick? They will make it enjoyable for both ally and horde devotees. Even though they said it will be from and Ally PoV, that doesn’t mean it will be ally biased. How can you say a movie is going to suck when, really, you don’t know jack shit about it.

  • Alza says:

    MOvie will be average, you cant put warcraft on a big screen its just too good for that.

  • marc says:

    well the horde for most of the history between alliance and horde were the bad guys. i say this though i am a big orc and thrall fan, he was the turning point to the great struggle.
    it depends on which time period they pick for the movie, warcraft 1, 2, 3.
    sam raimi as director, i hope for the best but i hope he wont do to warcraft what he has done to the spiderman movies after the first. Venom was not even close and i enjoyed the first but come on, green goblin was not done right either.

  • Tiffany says:

    “…but it’ll mostly likely focus on the battle between the Alliance and the evil Horde.” Fail. The horde are not evil, just enemies of the noob alliance.

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