Legendary Entertainment Hires a New Writer for 'World of Warcraft'

August 3, 2012
Source: Variety

World of Warcraft

Now that Sam Raimi isn't working on the World of Warcraft movie, it's no surprise that Legendary Entertainment seems to be starting over on the adaptation of the Blizzard MMORPG video game. Previously, Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat was scripting the film, but now Variety reports Charles Leavitt, who recently adapted The Seventh Son for Legendary, will script the film, and the company is already excited about his take on the story, though no details have been revealed. The big news is the project is looking to move forward in the next few months, including finding another director now.

Leavitt was also behind Blood Diamond and K-PAX, so I can only assume it was his work on the aforementioned fantasy adaptation that landed him the job. But with how expansive the universe for World of Warcraft is in the game, with each player basically creating their own story as they move through the game, there's no telling what kind of story we'll get for the film, or whether fans are really clamoring for it. Either way, it sounds like Legendary is eager to get the ball rolling, and it might even be a fixture at next year's Comic-Con if all the development goes smoothly. Stay tuned.

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  • jj
    With all the different stories, its still gona be a bust.
  • Kelton
    World of Warcraft died when Guild Wars 2 was announced.
    • WoW will never die, for the new Blizzard RLMMO will include it. Guild Wars 2 will die after the first eight months, as did SWTOR and all the others.
  • This is just like The Simpsons... 10 years to late.
    • Lebowski
      This is demonstrably untrue. The Simpsons film (while definitely being unfunny dreck compared to Seasons 3 - 9) did over 500 million at the box office, off a budget of 75 million. If that is ten years too late then what the fuck was Battleship? 40 years too early?
  • bozo connors
    Yip - too little, too late. Missed your money boat on that one Kotick.




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