I almost had a geek-gasm when I read the headline that director Sam Raimi will direct the World of Warcraft movie.Â Unfortunately, this will not be an animated feature done by the folks at Blizzard.Â Fortunately, the live action feature film will be directed by Army of Darkness creator Sam Raimi.Â Â Raimi will oversee pre-production, and shoot the film after he finishes work on Spider-Man 4.
The “Warcraft” universe features an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. The game has developed a global following since its launch in 1994 and shows no signs of slowing. Its most recent expansion, “Wrath of the Lich King,” sold more than 2.8 million copies in the first day of release and more than 4 million its first month.
The film is being financed through Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. which were the two companies behind Batman: Dark Knight.Â Â No word on a scheduled release date.