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Sam Raimi to Direct the Warcraft movie

July 22, 2009

Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Evil Dead, Drag me to Hell) has been confirmed as the director for the Warcraft movie.

“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” he said. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”

The film is being co-produced and co-financed by Legendary Pictures and Warned Bros under a deal they made.

“Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary’s mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers,” said Legendary. “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.”

Hopefully more details will come soon but it’ll be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Update: Thanks to Twan (Comment below), here is the press release

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One comment

  1. Yay! Here is the press release:
    http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/090721.html



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