Back in October, we found out that a "World of Warcraft" movie was in development and Legendary Pictures was looking for writers to pen the screenplay and a director to helm.
Variety is now reporting that the studio has finally decided on a director and it is Sam Raimi (Spider-Man). He will begin work immediately after "Spider-Man 4."
Earlier, a rumor was going around that Uwe Boll was trying to convince Blizzard Entertainment (owner of the game) that he's the right man for the job. Apparently the company never took any of his offers seriously.
Frank Pearce, VP of product development, previously revealed that the new movie will be live-action and will have a budget of around $100 million.
Blizzard also previously stated that the "World of Warcraft" movie won't be a journey type of tale, like in "Lord of the Rings." Instead, it will focus more on the growing tensions between the races of the World of WarCraft universe and eventually culminate with some kind of battle.
Check out the cinematic trailer for the "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" game below.
f*cking hell! All of these f*cking pop ups on this site is starting to piss me off! 3 popped up just scrolling down to comment! I was hoping Evil Dead 4/tie-in to Drag Me to Hell was going to be his next project. Oh, and I am sick of seeing that "The God Who Wasn't There" ad, I Netflixed it and the ending was pretty much the guy getting kicked out of his old school by his principal. The beginning was good and presented facts well but then it turned into a whiny bitch fest.
So is Raimi going to make all these Warcraft characters EMO style, and have their wannabe girlfriends sh*t on them at every turn?! I suspect Sam was one of those kids either ignored and/or beat up a lot during recess, and it now doing his healing via the silver screen. I can't wait to miss this one.
Wow like everyone above me is like totally against game films lol. If done right this movie won't end careers it'll make them.... over 16 million people play WoW (Inc myself) and if done correctly it'll be a box office smash!
you all complain about games being adapted into films but yet when films such as Halo & God of War are mentioned you welcome it with open arms
Ranger, really? He did that in just one movie and all of a sudden he's some poor sap? Because you're here and always insulting I'm going to say that you were probably from a broken home. You're mom worked all the time, went to bars, brought home strange men and pretty much ignored you. When you dad would take you for the rare weekends that your mom need to do some extremely dirty acts he insulted you constantly and made you cry while you fetched him beer after beer. Soon enough you had a pretty good insult dictionary built up. Between what your dad called you, what the men called your mom inside the bedroom and when they were dumping her and what all the kids at school called you. Now you take that dictionary of slander and dish it out upon directors who made one damn mistake (long one sure but just one) and actors and actresses on some movie site, some of which do deserve it. There you go Ranger you've been rangered. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas tell your mom I'll be over tonight and your dad we're going drinking this weekend.
dorkus1226writes: on July 27th, 2009 at 12:53:56 AM
nerds are jerking it as i speak =/ i dont think you could pay me to see this.