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Sam Raimi to Direct 'World of Warcraft' Film


Listen close. What's that sound? It's the collective squeal of millions of nerds around the world. This generation's 'Dungeons & Dragons' will finally make its way to the big screen, and, for at least one day, keyboards won't clack and monitors will go black.

Variety reports that Sam Raimi will direct
the live-action film version of 'World of Warcraft.' Raimi, who also directed 'The Evil Dead,' will begin work on the film after he completes 'Spiderman 4.' Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film, and it will be financed under Legendary Pictures -- the same tag featured on 'Watchmen' and 'The Hangover.' It sounds to us like Blizzard Entertainment found the perfect folks to commit its worldwide-hit game to celluloid. Raimi has plenty of nerd cred from his previous work, and Warner Bros. will surely push for the film to become a summer blockbuster.

But don't get too excited. It'll be quite a while before the 'Warcraft' universe hits theaters. It's not all bad, though. That just gives gamers plenty of time to play that latest 'WoW' expansion pack and, best of all, time to design the perfect 'WoW' costume to wear at the midnight screening. [From: Variety]

Tags: film, mmorpg, sam raimi, SamRaimi, top, videogames, world of warcraft, WorldOfWarcraft

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