The long-rumoured World of Warcraft movie is real – and furthermore, developer Blizzard and co-producers Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros have hired the services of Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi.
Charles Roven, the producer behind cinema blockbuster The Dark Knight and sci-fi classic Twelve Monkeys, will also be joining the film’s production team, which also includes Legendary CEO Thomas Tull .
“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” Raimi enthused. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”
Thomas Tull added: “Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary’s mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers.”
“Sam’s passion for Warcraft is undeniable and we know that he will create an incredible film worthy of Blizzard’s phenomenal franchise. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at Warner Bros and continuing our successful relationship with Chuck in bringing this rich new world to the screen.”