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World of Warcraft: "Call It Research"
Posted: Wednesday July 22nd, 2009 by

Spiderman director Sam Raimi has been signed to head the pending Warcraft movie. Charles Roven (Dark Knight) has also been brought in as a producer. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen will co-produce.
Source: Blizzard Official Press Release [ more info ]

We've all heard yammering about a WoW movie. And most of us assumed it would be good given Blizzard's tendancy to do things right. Now despite my current issues with some decisions that are being made about the game, the idea that Sam Raimi will be directing the WoW movie intrigues me.

The Spiderman movies helped change the way we looked at comicbook films.* And if Raimi can tear himself away from the source material long enough, we might finally get to experience the kind of videogame-based movie we've all been desperately begging for.

Okay, okay. So I may be buying into the hype a little. But I'm willing to do that to break the horrible curse levied upon us the moment the Mario Brothers movie went into the can. Damn you [insert list of people associated with that film]! **shakes a fist**

UPDATE (9/23):
A couple of points of order. The movie will be based on Warcraft Lore. I personally think drawing a distinction beetween a "Warcraft" movie and a "World of Warcraft" movie is irrelevant since the same lore guides them both, and WoW is obviously the driving force behind there being demand for a movie in the first place. Beyond that, referencing a WoW movie specifically in the comic is intentional; it's what makes the Yogg comment "work".

* Following the lead of X-Men.

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