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The folks over at AICN have confirmed this evening that Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead) has signed on to direct the long gestating World of Warcraft movie. According to Headgeek Harry Knowles, this is one story that can be taken to the metaphorical bank.

The last time anyone was talking about a World of Warcraft movie, it was late 2007. The folks at Blizzard and Legendary Pictures were looking for a director to make the movie by 2009, for a budget of just under $100 million. And while details are still sketchy on the Raimi signing, we can only imagine that the budget will be north of $100 million. This is what happens when you sign a powerful director with some big budget cred.

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth. There is no word yet on what sort of a plot this film will have, but anticipate more information when and if the signing of Sam Raimi is confirmed by the Hollywood trades later this week. As always, we’ll keep you updated.

How do you feel about Sam Raimi directing World of Warcraft?


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