Legendary Entertainment Hires a New Writer for '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.