Sam Raimi's directing Warcraft

Spidey's helmer is developing the game adaptation

Sam Raimi has signed on to helm an adaptation of Blizzard's fantasy video game adventure World Of Warcraft.

For the three people who aren't aware of Warcraft, it's the massively multiplayer fantasy adventure game currently enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

Warcraft producers Blizzard and Legendary Entertainment are teaming up to bring it to the screen with Warners stumping up the rest of the cash.

And no, Raimi's he's not dropping out of Spider-Man 4 - he'll quietly develop Warcraft as he shoots the latest web-slinging adventure, then move on to making it.

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 good guys the Alliance and the evil Horde.

"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," says Raimi in a statement, and he's certainly right about that.

But can the appeal of the game - which lets you create and shape your character as you go along - translate to a movie? We all know what happened with (shudder) Dungeons & Dragons.

Still, with Raimi aboard, it should be better than that. Right?

[Source: Variety]

Gamers! Excited about the idea? Worried it won't translate? Speak!


    • Cube1701

      Jul 23rd 2009, 9:56

      "But can the appeal of the game - which lets you create and shape your character as you go along - translate to a movie?" Actually, Warcraft started as a story-driven RTS series.

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    • chaosdefined

      Jul 23rd 2009, 14:54

      Looking forward to this, it's got a $100million budget. Also Alliance aren't good and Horde aren't evil, they're just opposite factions, both good and bad :P

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    • grammardork

      Jul 29th 2009, 1:01

      I hate when people say WoW is a: massively multiplayer. Massively is an adverb. Multiplayer is a noun. So therefore, recalling my 4th grade class, it would be a massive multiplayer game.

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    • NikkiiStar

      Aug 6th 2009, 14:33

      haha id actually watch this... i play the game occationally ... i think it would come out quite good

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