Friday, July 24, 2009

Sam Raimi to Direct World of Warcraft Film

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.

1 comment:

Doomed True Believer said...

Awww man! That is awful!!!! Why does a game who's players devote 22 hours a day playing it need to take their last remaining hours away from them? The original Warcraft game might have been alright as a movie but I just don't see how such an expansive and engulfing world will fit into a movie and still be able to please all of it's fans.