Skip to comments.Sam Raimi To Direct 'Warcraft' Movie
Posted on 07/22/2009 2:03:13 PM PDT by jakerobins
"Spider-Man" and "Evil Dead" trilogy director Sam Raimi is set to enter the world of "Warcraft."
Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announced Tuesday that Raimi will be at the helm of a live-action movie based on the blockbuster PC game franchise. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros.
"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."
"Warcraft" debuted in 1994 and quickly developed a loyal following around the globe. It has since expanded to include several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books and board games.
The "Warcraft" film will be produced by Charles Roven, who produced both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight."
"Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary's mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers" said Legendary CEO Thomas Tull. "Sam's passion for 'Warcraft' is undeniable and we know that he will create an incredible film worthy of Blizzard's phenomenal franchise. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at Warner Bros. and continuing our successful relationship with Chuck in bringing this rich new world to the screen."
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Disappointed. Live action. Blizzard’s CG ability is second to none. Maybe Squaresoft is their best competitor on CG.
I don’t want a live action Blizzard film, I want a full length CG Blizzard film.
Drag Me to Hell was suprisingly good in Sam Raimi campy form. At least he does’nt take his movies too seriously like boring Benjamin Button that the MSM fellated themselves over.
South Park did a great episode with WoW that way.
Movies based on video games have historically been dismal box office failures.
The only one I can remember even remotely enjoying were the Resident Evil films...but come on zombies and babes with guns, what could go wrong.
That YouTube “LEROY Warcraft” video was hilarious
Who gets to play Leeroy Jenkins?
Seconded. Bruce Campbell absolutely MUST be in that movie.
All Blizzard has to do is move their weekly maintenance period from Tuesday morning to Friday night and all the WoW players will have nothing better to do.
- in the interest of full disclosure, I have two top level WoW characters, usually play with my baby on my lap, and will see this depending on what sort of story they’re telling...
Bruce Campbell! Of Course!
Which server are you on?
No, that was in-game footage with Blizzard’s help
CG, as in their cutscenes and movies.
...sounds like an Oscar winner....
Garithos, Alliance side. My husband and I play together - it’s quality time!
Film adaptations of video games have been flops so far, but I wouldn’t write this one off. I think Raimi’s style would fit perfectly with the game material and make for a fun movie that could succeed where other take themselves too seriously and fail.
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