Sam Raimi To Direct Live-Action Film Version of World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

Variety is reporting that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct a live-action version of World of Warcraft. Here’s the press release from Blizzard Entertainment.

“Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures have a shared vision for this film and we searched at length to find the very best director to bring that vision to life,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the mainstream audience that might be experiencing that content for the first time. We’re looking forward to working with him to achieve that here.”