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Raimi Directs Warcraft!

07.22.2009by: Jared Pacheco
A man that's widely respected in our genre is Sam Raimi. Forget all that SPIDER-MAN noise... I'm talking stuff like EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, ARMY OF DARKNESS and most recently: DRAG ME TO HELL. The man knows how to do the big budget blockbusters as well as the f*cked up stuff from the deep dark corners of his mind.

So here's hoping he combines the two for today's announcement! It's no secret Raimi's next ordeal is SPIDER-MAN 4. But then what after that? I'm sorry folks... but it's not EVIL DEAD IV. Instead Raimi will be venturing to a whole new world... the WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Oh yes genre fans... you read that right! Sam Raimi will be directing WARCRAFT, the big screen adaptation of the insanely popular computer game WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Where do I begin?

This news is shocking, disturbing and insanely exciting all at the same time. I can't even narrow down all the emotions that come rushing in at this news... and I'm not even a WARCRAFT fan! Now don't get me wrong... I don't hate the game or anything... I've just never had the opportunity to give it a chance. I do love that SOUTH PARK episode though! Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment, a videogame publisher, are the ones behind this adaptation with Warner Brothers handling finance and distribution. And that's not all! Get this... THE DARK KNIGHT producer Charles Roven is on board as well!

According to Variety the plan is for Raimi to overlook development on WARCRAFT while he's doing his superhero thing then start production in late 2010/early 2011. What exactly will WARCRAFT be about? I suppose the possibilities are endless but what Variety points out is that the basic premise for the popular game is about an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. Raimi adds:

"At its core, 'Warcraft' is a fantastic, action-packed story."

Well at least we know he's excited to be on board! ... I think. Now I know WARCRAFT isn't entirely genre-friendly but with Raimi behind the camera who knows! We'll be sure to keep you updated on any WARCRAFT news when we hear it!


Yes she's playing WoW and yes she's hot.
Extra Tidbit: Could you think of someone better to direct WARCRAFT?
Source: Variety

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11:25PM on 07/22/2009
Looking forward to what Raimi does with this, regardless of how completely unrewarding an experience playing WoW is. One of the worst purchases of my life. "KILL THAT BIRD. NOW KILL 30 MORE. KILL 50. COLLECT THIS SHIT BY KILLING MORE RANDOM ANIMALS. THIS IS FUN!"
Looking forward to what Raimi does with this, regardless of how completely unrewarding an experience playing WoW is. One of the worst purchases of my life. "KILL THAT BIRD. NOW KILL 30 MORE. KILL 50. COLLECT THIS SHIT BY KILLING MORE RANDOM ANIMALS. THIS IS FUN!"
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7:20PM on 07/22/2009
I really haven't an opinion on this. I've never played Warcraft - I waste my time enough as it is...
I really haven't an opinion on this. I've never played Warcraft - I waste my time enough as it is...
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4:25PM on 07/22/2009

Maybe so Marcey

But it did take you THREE days to decide it sucked. lol
But it did take you THREE days to decide it sucked. lol
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8:13AM on 07/22/2009
I have played it I am sorry to say, wasted 3 days of my life on it :(
I have played it I am sorry to say, wasted 3 days of my life on it :(
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6:32AM on 07/22/2009

Marcey have you played it???

The TOP online game ever and you are opposed to Sam Raimie attaching to it??? Fuck that, Go sam go, make money and THEN give us ED 4 cuz honestly, Drag me to hell, wasn't ALL that great. It was GOOD, but step away from the hype wagon and it didn't rise above that. Sam Raimi and a built in fantasy universe with horror aptitude can't go wrong can it??
The TOP online game ever and you are opposed to Sam Raimie attaching to it??? Fuck that, Go sam go, make money and THEN give us ED 4 cuz honestly, Drag me to hell, wasn't ALL that great. It was GOOD, but step away from the hype wagon and it didn't rise above that. Sam Raimi and a built in fantasy universe with horror aptitude can't go wrong can it??
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6:00AM on 07/22/2009
'World of Warcraft'? Ah, so it *is* 'Evil Dead 4'. ;)
'World of Warcraft'? Ah, so it *is* 'Evil Dead 4'. ;)
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2:41AM on 07/22/2009
Come again?? Sam Raimi and WoW?? HUH??? I hate WoW with a passion and I don't want to see a film!! Didn't anyone catch the South Park ep??
Come again?? Sam Raimi and WoW?? HUH??? I hate WoW with a passion and I don't want to see a film!! Didn't anyone catch the South Park ep??
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