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With Spidey dead, Sam Raimi moving on to Warcraft?

Jan. 12, 2010by:

Today everyone's running around like headless chickens, trying to make sense of Sony’s carpet bombing of SPIDER-MAN 4, but no one’s really wondering what this means for the old crew, instead focusing on just what the hell the new movie will be. As it turns out, the death of 4 is probably going to be a pretty good thing, at least for a few million video game fans.

This isn’t by any means a scoop or surprise, but the folks over at AICN have been talking to insiders, and are confident that now that the Spidey franchise has gone belly up, Sam Raimi will be fully focusing on his next project, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, which SAVING PRIVATE RYAN scribe, Robert Rodat, is currently writing.

It’s hard to imagine just what to expect from a WOW movie, as the series is packing full of so much mythology it would make STAR WARS blush, and when thinking of a film adaptation, it’s hard to imagine anything else but LORD OF THE RINGS pumped full of adrenaline where battles like Gandalf vs. the Balrog happen every ten minutes. And with a good enough team behind it (Raimi and Rodat are a great start) this just might be the franchise to watch in the coming years. Your thoughts?

Extra Tidbit: I've purposefully avoided ever playing the game due to three months blacked out of my life due to Diablo II addiction.
Source: AICN

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9:19AM on 01/13/2010
Evangeline Lilly has to be an elf in Warcraft
Evangeline Lilly has to be an elf in Warcraft
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8:03AM on 01/13/2010
Considering all the Lore the game has... If Raimi screws this up, there'll be no end to all the hate.
Considering all the Lore the game has... If Raimi screws this up, there'll be no end to all the hate.
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2:14AM on 01/13/2010
I dont trust Raimi with a World of Warcraft. The guy doesn't know what to do with a budget. He wanted over 300 million to show Vulture fighting Spider-Man on screen, God knows what he wants to have an entire fantasy world. Why doesn't he just go make Evil Dead 4, FIRST, for the fan base he's told hundreds of times he was going to make it. Wouldn't take long, and maybe it would make up for the butchering he did to Venom.
I dont trust Raimi with a World of Warcraft. The guy doesn't know what to do with a budget. He wanted over 300 million to show Vulture fighting Spider-Man on screen, God knows what he wants to have an entire fantasy world. Why doesn't he just go make Evil Dead 4, FIRST, for the fan base he's told hundreds of times he was going to make it. Wouldn't take long, and maybe it would make up for the butchering he did to Venom.
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1:44AM on 01/13/2010

and ted raimi has a cameo as a murloc

its like army of darkness all over again im there opening night
its like army of darkness all over again im there opening night
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1:21AM on 01/13/2010
How do you make a movie out of a Mumorpiguh?

History states, video games = shitty movies. Not always the fault of the director (sic for Uwe), but the studio. "Hey, let's buy this here franchise, cause it's oarsum... then fuck with everything and in the end, nothing apart from the title has anything to do with the game."

I have faith in Sam, but honestly, the whole genre doesn't appeal to me, so in the end, I'll pass.
How do you make a movie out of a Mumorpiguh?

History states, video games = shitty movies. Not always the fault of the director (sic for Uwe), but the studio. "Hey, let's buy this here franchise, cause it's oarsum... then fuck with everything and in the end, nothing apart from the title has anything to do with the game."

I have faith in Sam, but honestly, the whole genre doesn't appeal to me, so in the end, I'll pass.
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7:32PM on 01/12/2010

don't play the game but..

i don't play wow, mainly because i know i would enjoy it and i don't need any other sort of addiction in my life. i think a wow movie could be very badass though.
i don't play wow, mainly because i know i would enjoy it and i don't need any other sort of addiction in my life. i think a wow movie could be very badass though.
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6:23PM on 01/12/2010

World of Warcraft

I'm not into videogames at all but I've heard of this and I think it'll make for a pretty good film and with Raimi behind it, I'm pretty sure it'll be awsome journey, since his Spidey franchise is over I wonder if he'll consider continuing his awsome Evil Dead franchise? that would be freakin' incredible.
I'm not into videogames at all but I've heard of this and I think it'll make for a pretty good film and with Raimi behind it, I'm pretty sure it'll be awsome journey, since his Spidey franchise is over I wonder if he'll consider continuing his awsome Evil Dead franchise? that would be freakin' incredible.
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5:39PM on 01/12/2010
Might be pretty good. Like LOTR minus the extreme bordom. But I'm still waiting for Evil Dead 4.
Might be pretty good. Like LOTR minus the extreme bordom. But I'm still waiting for Evil Dead 4.
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5:28PM on 01/12/2010
Everything I need to know about WoW I learned from South Park.
Everything I need to know about WoW I learned from South Park.
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4:24PM on 01/12/2010

i dunno

I've always wanted to see a good fantasy flick, every single one of them made to date - lotr's included all have the same problems, they're all seriously outdated as far as how far along the fantasy genre is in other mediums.. I hope it blows lotr's out of the water ands makes it look like the outdated fantasy piece it is, but im not down with this because of alll the people i know who's lives are pretty much dead because of this overrated game..
I've always wanted to see a good fantasy flick, every single one of them made to date - lotr's included all have the same problems, they're all seriously outdated as far as how far along the fantasy genre is in other mediums.. I hope it blows lotr's out of the water ands makes it look like the outdated fantasy piece it is, but im not down with this because of alll the people i know who's lives are pretty much dead because of this overrated game..
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3:27AM on 01/13/2010
In what universe is LOTR outdated?
In what universe is LOTR outdated?
12:22PM on 01/13/2010
It's outdated as far as fantasy novels and vid games goes. The characters have become overused so much and the story is very basic stuff.. as far as cinema goes this stuff is all new territory so i can see why so many loved it..
It's outdated as far as fantasy novels and vid games goes. The characters have become overused so much and the story is very basic stuff.. as far as cinema goes this stuff is all new territory so i can see why so many loved it..
4:20PM on 01/12/2010
Would much rather see Sam hit up the horror scene than this.

-Endless
Would much rather see Sam hit up the horror scene than this.

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2:46PM on 01/12/2010

Props to the Tidbit

Nice shout out to a classic PC game. I myself have lost perhaps too much time to the game, too
Nice shout out to a classic PC game. I myself have lost perhaps too much time to the game, too
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2:40PM on 01/12/2010

Please do another horror film, Raimi

Please, please, please. We don't need another video game adaptation, make another horror flick!
Please, please, please. We don't need another video game adaptation, make another horror flick!
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2:32PM on 01/12/2010
Not a fan of the game, but this could be awesome.
Not a fan of the game, but this could be awesome.
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1:31PM on 01/12/2010

Yes!

Purple Elves, Green Ogers, Blue Undead, and Brown Monotaurs! It is like a WoW gamers Lucky Charms... but with out the soft wimpy marshmallow bits though!
Purple Elves, Green Ogers, Blue Undead, and Brown Monotaurs! It is like a WoW gamers Lucky Charms... but with out the soft wimpy marshmallow bits though!
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1:37PM on 01/12/2010
Who said it's addicting? Okay, it is, the only reason I'm reading this site is because I'm currently on a Gryphon from Ironforge to Eastern Plaguelands.
Who said it's addicting? Okay, it is, the only reason I'm reading this site is because I'm currently on a Gryphon from Ironforge to Eastern Plaguelands.
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1:05PM on 01/12/2010

re: extra tidbit

regarding the extra tidbit: probably a good idea. i found it way too addicting and as a result canceled my subscription
regarding the extra tidbit: probably a good idea. i found it way too addicting and as a result canceled my subscription
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