Sam Raimi to Lead Warcraft Pic

Is the world ready for another feature based on a popular game? On the eve of Comic-Con, we got word that popular genre director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Drag Me to Hell, The Evil Dead) will helm a new movie based on the Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe.

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

The Warcraft feature will be produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, 12 Monkeys), Alex Gartner, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Joshua Donen.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe is a fantasy based on the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, Warcraft has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products. World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world. Its most recent expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is the fastest-selling PC game of all time, with more than 2.8 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of availability and more than 4 million in its first month.