You'll Never Guess Who's Apparently Directing WoW Flick

Well, you might. Who knows. But according to movie news site Ain't It Cool, the director has been confirmed — and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Ain't It Cool is reporting that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the film version of World of Warcraft. "It [the announcement]will come out in trades later this week or next," writes Ain't It Cool. "But you can take this one to the bank."

Not official confirmation by any means. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Raimi will be helming the picture. Legendary Pictures and Blizzard will be collaborating with Warner Bros., who will be co-financing and distributing the film.

The movie will be produced by The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven. Blizzard's senior VP of creative development Chris Metzen will co-producer. Raimi is supervising the film's development while shooting Spider-Man 4 next year.

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

The official press release refers to the move simply as "Warcraft" and not "World of Warcraft".

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    This could be very good or very bad......i love WoW and all its lore but i hope they do this tastefully

    Gotta be CGI or nothing imo.

    I'm gonna watch it just for the inevitable Bruce Campbell cameo.

    There's a press release on blizzard's website already.

    Low hopes for this 'movie'. Even a good director can't make anything to do with WoW better then what my cat just threw up.

    Most likely this will turn out like most other video-game movies, and it just for die-hards.

    Let's hope it's better than the mountain dew commercial. ><

    I'd love to see this movie as rendered lovingly by Blizzard's internal CG team(s). They do an AMAZING job; one only has to look at the StarCraft 2 CG Teaser to see what could be done. Good to hear they have someone competent at the helm, though - I think this movie stands a chance.

    It will be interesting to see if the story focusses on the lore of the RTS games or WoW itself - bearing in mind that the project is currently simply titled 'Warcraft' it could go either way. Translating the vast background of Warcraft into a movie is a monumental task - on par if not bigger than Peter Jackson's undertaking with LoTR.

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