Warcraft Movie – Sam Raimi to Direct

The game, movie cross over trend shall be complete. A Warcraft live-action movie is in the works.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 22, 2009 — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative filmmaking style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night. He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, Drag Me To Hell.

“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.”

My first thought was that they were going to make a film of “World of Warcraft” that might be a good comedy but it was a little hard to think of it as a live action film since so many people play WoW with differing play styles (can you imagine Gold Farmers in the movie? ha). Since it’ll be about Warcraft I’m thinking it has a chance ;)

Full press release here.

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