Sam Raimi to Direct 'World of Warcraft' Movie

Sam Raimi to Direct 'World of Warcraft' Movie-photo

No doubt about it, movies based on video games are the hot thing right now, so it shouldn't be surprising that the massively popular World of Warcraft should be tapped for a big-screen adaptation.

Variety reports that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has been tapped to helm a movie adaptation of World of Warcraft, which depicts an epic struggle between the Horde and the Alliance. Dark Knight producer Charles Roven will also be involved in the project, which will be co-financed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

In a statement, Raimi seemed eager to tackle the project, which he will shoot after he wraps up Spider-Man 4 next year.

"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," Raimi noted.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Sam Raimi has what it takes to make World of Warcraft work for the big screen?

 

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  • rawr
    rawr

    Why is this site talking about a dorky game- when ESPN Erin Andrews was a violated by a peeping tom? This site need to keep up with what everyone is really talking about. I am pleased that this site has posted about this. Dont get me wrong, i love a bit of celeb gossip as much as the next person but they post about celebrities ridiculous scandels all the time, its nice to read about something else. Im not a massive fan of war of world craft but im interested to see how Sam Raimi can transform it into a movie. Cant wait for spider man 4 either

  • Cryptic
    Cryptic

    This is probably the most delicate attempt at a movie ever. Look at Transformers 2 and how it turned out (review and critic-wise). Not. Pretty.

  • no
    no

    The real question is... who will be painted as the good guys? I know a lot of people who will be very angry if the goddamn humans and night elves get all the noble glory. Forsaken ftw.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    Why is this site talking about a dorky game- when ESPN Erin Andrews was a violated by a peeping tom? This site need to keep up with what everyone is really talking about.

  • hahaha
    hahaha

    people are going to kill him if he screws this up