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Sam Raimi making 'World of Warcraft' movie



Tbd-samraimi072309 While we're talking about comic books, we might as well include the fact that Sam Raimi has been tapped to direct a live-action movie version of MMO video game World of Warcraft. The game series has only been out since 1994 (that'd be Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, a faithful reader points out), so someone at Warner Bros. must have finally noticed it's slightly popular.

The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven is also joining the creative team, which will be supervised by geek king Raimi as he attempts to placate millions of half-blind nerds with atrophied arms (yeah, we said it). What? Like you won't freak out no matter what they do to your precious Horde and Alliance characters.

Warcraft (as it will be called) is "emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which our studio is best known," Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov said. Too bad video game movies are known for being bland, cookie-cutter affairs that satisfy neither devotees nor non-fans -- except Resident Evil, for which they keep making sequels, for some reason.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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