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Sam Raimi is no longer directing the World of Warcraft movie

07.18.2012
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Okay, World of Warcraft fans, I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is production is moving forward on the movie version of the beloved video game. The bad news is that Sam Raimi will no longer be directing it.

At his Comic Con panel for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Raimi was asked about the status of the WoW movie. His answer was “Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director. They had to start making it.”

These things happen all the time, just ask Guillermo Del Toro. Sometimes a director has to commit to one project at the expense of another. In this case, it looks like OZ may be a potential new franchise for Raimi and one that he has more control over. World of Warcraft is a very defined universe with not much wiggle room to change how it operates.

Blizzard Entertainment has not issued any statements that name a new director or even that Raimi is off the project. I doubt the SPIDER-MAN director would be lying about leaving the movie, so we may hear more soon. If Raimi is right and Blizzard is beginning to move forward, a director will be the first priority on the list.

Who would you like to see take over as director on the World of Warcraft movie?

Source: Crave Online

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8:34AM on 07/19/2012

You know who Blizzard should be courting to direct this monster?

Timothy Van Patten.

Game of Thrones, Rome, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Deadwood, The Sopranos the man has been involved with some phenomenal properties, has an amazing eye (his pilot for Game of Thrones is a thing of beauty) and won't cost as much as some other, more high-profile, names.
Timothy Van Patten.

Game of Thrones, Rome, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Deadwood, The Sopranos the man has been involved with some phenomenal properties, has an amazing eye (his pilot for Game of Thrones is a thing of beauty) and won't cost as much as some other, more high-profile, names.
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2:54PM on 07/18/2012
I'd like to see a Warcraft movie that focuses on the war aspects. I want to see like a balls to the wall fantasy action movie with just enough plot to justify the action. Since it will obviously be CGI heavy I'd also love for the guys that did the SFX on Hellboy to work on it.
I'd like to see a Warcraft movie that focuses on the war aspects. I want to see like a balls to the wall fantasy action movie with just enough plot to justify the action. Since it will obviously be CGI heavy I'd also love for the guys that did the SFX on Hellboy to work on it.
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