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Saturday
Jun262010

Sam Raimi speaks up about Warcraft movie

With Spider-Man 4 canceled (it's being rebooted), the Warcraft movie may be next on Sam Raimi's plate. Collider caught up with him at the Saturn Awards this week. The film is still in the script stage, but he did confirm that it will entirely take place in the fictional Warcraft world of Azeroth; the film won't take a Masters of the Universe or Smurfs angle and have Elfs and Taurens roaming New York City. This is highly reassuring, as I wouldn't see a fantasy movie to check out NYC. Fantasy films used to do this out of necessity, but CGI and New Zealand have ended the relevance of such techniques.

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Wednesday
Jul222009

Sam Raimi to direct Warcraft movie

Sam Raimi, director of the Evil Dead series, Spider-Man series, and most recently Drag Me To Hell, has signed on to helm a live-action adaptation of Activision Blizzard's Warcraft videogame franchise. "The Dark Knight" producer Charles Roven is also onboard. Raimi will start shooting Warcraft after he finishes Spider-Man 4, which will likely be late 2010 or early 2011. 

Under a deal inked in 2006, Legendary Pictures will produce the title, with input from Activision Blizzard. Warner Bros. has signed on to co-finance and distribute the film. Legendary Pictures and Blizzard have been working together since 2007 on pre-production. Though it will take place in Azeroth, old rumors indicate that the story will be original, and peg the budget at $100+ million.

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