There are finally some solid details regarding the upcoming Warcraft movie from Legendary Pictures. It will be directed by none other than Sam Raimi, best known for the extremely successful Spider-Man trilogy and also responsible for the Evil Dead series as well as the recently released Drag me to Hell.
"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."
Production duties will be shared between Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment and Charles Roven (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, 12 Monkeys) Atlas Entertainment. Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment's Senior Vice President of Creative Development, has been named co-Producer on the project.
"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."
Information on the cast and the release date will be released later on.