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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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