BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Bad news WoW enthusiasts, Sam Raimi will not be directing the long in-development movie adaptation of sprawling online role playing game World of Warcraft. Of course, this may come as little surprise as the last update on the proposed movie came at Comic Con 2010, where Blizzard Entertainment, the game's publisher, offered weak hope saying the film was still in the "treatment stage."
Blizzard Entertainment boss Chris Metzen offered an update on the project today at Comic Con and he says the film is still in the ďtreatment stageĒ
Since being dissed by Sony back in January when he was let go from the Spider-Man franchise, Sam Raimi has been a busy man. In addition to World of Warcraft, which is
If I were to honestly guess, I'd say even Sam Raimi doesn't know exactly what he's going to do next. He obviously had other plans in line when Spider-Man 4 fell apart last week, but let's give the guy a break
Now that Sam Raimiís off Spider-Man, he has plenty of free time. He may use that free time to get serious about Warcraft. No, heís not playing it, except maybe as research. Last summer it was
Call Pepsi and have them start mass producing unprecedented amounts of Mountain Dew Code Red because Sam Raimi's Warcraft is only a few steps away from hitting level 80 and heading into the hardest end game heroic dungeon of all....DEVELOPMENT! Scary right? Well, Raimi has just acquired a new set of epic level gloves (AKA a writer) for his upcoming video game adaptation in the form of Robert Rodat.
Warner Bros. long talked about movie adaptation of the popular Blizzard game franchise Warcraft just got serious. Theyíve hired Sam Raimi to direct it. Wait a minute, you ask, isnít he directing Spider-Man 4? Yep, but Raimi thinks he can do two things at once
I still think itís insane to try and make a movie out of a game with no actual plot structure, but the rumors of World of Warcraftís impending transition to the world of feature film refuse to die. This time, theyíre being spread by Mike Morhaime, president of World of Warcraft game maker Blizzard
Thereís no debating that online role-playing games are addictive and have a huge audience. But will those factors build an audience for the upcoming World of Warcraft movie adaptation? To me, it depends upon how much Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the games, is involved.
Sometimes a rumor hits the internet thatís beyond belief. For instance just about anything involving George Lucas is usually a lie. And whenever you hear a big name director has been attached to a genre project thatís way beneath his notice, thatís usually bollux too. Thatís probably the case with this rumor, but weíll report it anyway. Steven Spielberg may be directing the upcoming World of Warcraft movie adaptation
World of Warcraft is coming soon to a theater near you. Will massively multiplayer online role playing game addicts tear themselves away from their computers long enough to see it? Most of them donít know the outside world exists. Leaving their house to visit a movie theater might be kind of a shock. They might even spend time with their kids!