Sam Raimi Not Directing Big Screen Adaptation of 'World of Warcraft'

July 18, 2012
Source: Crave Online

Sam Raimi / World of Warcraft

It's been over two years since we've heard any solid updates on Sam Raimi turning the popular MMORPG video game World of Warcraft into a feature film, and three years since the news broke. Most of the time, that means the project is dormant or stuck in development hell. That seems to be confirmed by the fact that Raimi, while hyping Oz: The Great and Powerful at Comic-Con last week, spoke to Crave Online and told them he was no longer attached to direct the film, mostly because of his commitment to head back to the Emerald City for the Disney film. That seems weird as nothing has progressed since he took that job instead.

Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers, Atlas Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment have stayed pretty quiet on the film project, so there's no telling what will happen with the film, said to be written by Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, at this point. But with Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise producer Charles Roven done with that series, he might have more time to round up another director to get the project off the ground sooner than later. Hell, by the time the project is ready to go, Raimi might be done with Oz: The Great and Powerful, and could end up directing again. Stay tuned as this project develops.

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    Good. No need for Sam Raimi to deal with more angry fanboys.
    • grimjob
      Agree. He'd do something they didn't like and they'd get all pissy and start flinging insults.
  • me
    as far as i see blizzard company could do a movie by themselves. the opening cinematics in the game says they can do iy
    • Jericho
      yeah but there game endings are always lackluster so i fear that's how the ending of a movie made by them would turn out.....
      • me
        i rather have a crappy ending to a good movie than a crappy movie on the whole
  • Neuromancer
    I'd rather they take the budget from the movie and use it to improve Diablo 3...
  • Handsomepig
    YAHOO!!! thanks heaven he is dropping it. Yea i argee since Blizzard always make fantastic cinematics in between games/opening/closing. Who knows blizzard might change direction into movies rather than failure games like Dia.....
  • Nick OTC
    Raimi still owes me for Spider-Man 3. I'm so glad he's not touching WoW. Why doesn't Blizzard just make their own features? Aside from Diablo III Cinematics, they're not so bad.




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