Sam Raimi, who directed Spider-Man, will direct Warcraft movie


The director of the Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi, is all set to direct the upcoming Warcraft movie. It’ll be live action, and it’s not expected until 2011, so there’s plenty of time to complain till it comes out.

It’s important to note that the tile of the film, as yet, isn’t World of Warcraft: The Movie, but Warcraft. It’s not exactly possible to make a movie out of an MMO.

And one thing I saw on that caught my attention:

Yep, there’s a lot of lore. But if we look at the other fantasy work Sam Raimi made, Legend of the Seeker, we also know that he is happy to change practically all lore, storylines and characters from the original story.
(it’s a series based on a popular epic fantasy bookseries.. when Sam Raimi was done with it, all that remained of the original story were basicly the names of the characters, and the tv show was something completely different from the books. Check out the reviews at Legend of the Seeker imdb page..)

So that’s comforting.

And even though I pre-disposed to complain about everything, I can’t say that I have any faith in this movie. I wouldn’t mind being proved wrong, of course, but that’s just how I feel.