World of Warcraft Flick gets a Director

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The World of Warcraft movie that was first teased at Blizzcon in 2007 finally has a director; and it’s none of other than Sam Raimi. Depending on your age, Sam Raimi will either be best known for directing the Spiderman movies, or for writing and directing the Evil Dead films. I fall quite squarely in to the latter category, and have a reverence for all things Bruce Campbell.

“At its core, ‘Warcraft’ is a fantastic, action-packed story,” Raimi said in a statement.

The cinematographic battle between the Horde and the Alliance will be produced by Charles Roven, producer of “The Dark Knight,” and co-produced by Blizzard’s own Chris Metzen. If Metzen is to be believed we may be in for a brutal, dark and bloody film having said “We’re definitely not going to make a G or a PG version of this. It’s not PillowfightCraft.”

I’m just glad it’s not being directed by Michael Bay, who has successfully ruined any fond childhood memories I had of Transformers.

The film is expected to start filming soon after Raimi’s done with Spiderman 4, and is Leeroy Jenkinsing for a 2011 release.

Source : Variety

Last Updated: July 22, 2009

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