It’s been announced by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures that the World of Warcraft movie ahead of us will be directed by Sam Raimi (who brought us the Spiderman movies).
“At its core, ‘Warcraft’ is a fantastic, action-packed story. I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”
Director Sam Raimi
Fortunately they hire someone with a good track to tackle the live-action movie adaptation of Warcraft. But let’s hope that Sam Raimi will keep in mind that Warcraft isn’t the same as a comic book. The huge universe of Warcraft is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance (to keep it simple: think Humans vs Orcs). It’s a kind of Lord of the Ring world, but I’d say with more action and politics.
Warcraft doesn’t have a fandom, it has followers, like a religion may have. So Director Sam Raimi should really think twice before starting the project: I wouldn’t want to piss off Warcrfaft gamers if I was Sam Raimi…
So Director Sam Raimi, if you don’t want to have to watch your back all your life, you’d better make a great Warcraft movie!