Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Warcraft Movie Details

Blizzard issued a press release this morning revealing some of the details for a live action Warcraft movie which will eventually be entering production. Check out the official press release here.

The major announcement was the selection of Sam Raimi to direct the film. Sam Raimi's directorial highlight reel includes The Evil Dead, as well as the Spiderman series. Though he has not directed a fantasy picture, he has produced fantasy driven television shows such as and Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He also was publicly interested in directing the upcoming movie to be based on The Hobbit, but the job went to Guillermo del Toro instead.

One concern about the selection of Raimi is his involvement in Spiderman 4 which will be entering production in March of 2010. This means it will likely be quite some time before fans will see Warcraft on the big screen. Regardless, Raimi is clearly capable of taking deep, lore based source material and turning it into something everyone can be happy with (Spiderman). Here's hoping he doesn't drop the ball (Spiderman 3).

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