Raimi Directing 'Warcraft' Movie, Months of Leveling Finally Coming to Screens

July 22, 2009

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Like Doctor Who announcing the TARDIS runs on Linux, or Gandalf doing a Mountain Dew commercial, two nerd favorites have merged today with the announcement that Army of Darkness and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has signed on to direct a feature film based on the massively-popular Warcraft video game series. From the press release:

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," said Raimi. "I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen."

Thus far, fan reaction is largely split between, "ORC SHAMAN LFG 2 RAID ZUL'GURUB" and "R U REALLY A GIRL OR JUST IN CHARACTER???"

(Thanks for the tip, Matt.)

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