I can’t see this as being a very good idea— then again, I’ve steered clear of the dangerously addictive game—but Sam Raimi is going to direct a live-action World of Warcraft film, Variety reports. He will begin shooting the project, based on the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), after wrapping up Spider-Man 4.
“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” Raimi said in a statement.
That may very well be true, but I’m having a hard time picturing a Warcraft movie turning out as anything other than Lord of the Rings Lite. It’s also got the whole game-to-movie adaptation thing going for it. Those tend to suck relentlessly.
However, with Raimi at the helm, Warcraft could break that trend. The filmmaker just needs to brings his Evil Dead charm to this franchise and keep those mopey Spider-Man 3 sensibilities in check.