Well, strap on your movie-watchin’ coif of alleria, because the long awaited World of Warcraft movie has a director: Evil Dead creator and Spider-Man director, Sam Raimi.
Chief operating officer of WoW developer Blizzard Entertainment Paul Sams said of the partnership via press release:
“Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures have a shared vision for this film and we searched at length to find the very best director to bring that vision to life. From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the mainstream audience that might be experiencing that content for the first time. We're looking forward to working with him to achieve that here.”
Legendary Pictures will be co-producing and co-financing the film with Warner Bros. Also on board is producer of The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and 12 Monkeys, Charles Roven, so between him and Raimi, it’s safe to say the film is in very capable hands (I looove 12 Monkeys something fierce!). Now, given how early along the film production is at this point, it’s no surprise that there was no mention of a release date or the cast, but that info is surely coming shortly.
In fact, if you're attending Comic-Con 2009
, be sure to check out the Blizzard panel on Thursday, as I'm sure there will be at least some discussion about the film. If you won't be attending, stay tuned to G4 and G4tv.com to find out all the latest news coming out of this year's show.
So how about it WoW fans? Are you satisfied with Sam Raimi being tapped to direct the film adaptation of your beloved MMORPG? If not, who would you rather have seen been chosen to direct it?