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AICN Exclusive Confirmed: Sam Raimi is going to direct WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!

Published at: July 22, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here for one last night in Austin before flying down to Geek Mecca aka Comic Con. The great thing about Comic Con is it shakes a lot of juicy fruit from the tree of movie coolness - and we get tons of material, but not much of it is exclusive. As it is a pretty intense rat race there of all us online types chasing the same stories. Well... This is one of those exclusives that untold geek hours have been spent trying to get to the truth of the matter. I first heard this 3 weeks ago, and spent a lot of time trying to nail this story down. And we finally have. The last major update that we had on AICN on the WORLD OF WARCRAFT came from Moriarty here, back in 2007 The last major bit I heard was a rumor that Uwe Boll was offering Blizzard untold tonnages of gold left crowns of undetermined origin to direct - and that allegedly BLIZZARD laughed his ass out of the place. In Mori's piece we were supposed to get this movie in 2009 with a $100 million budget. With LEGENDARY's main man telling BLIZZCON that it'd be over that figure. And there was some concept art. Well, I don't have concept art. I don't have the firm release date, but I do know who is directing the WORLD OF WARCRAFT film and that is Sam Raimi. It will come out in trades later this week or next. But you can take this one to the bank. Sam is going to make a huge budget fantasy bit of unfuckingimaginable coolness - and it will be yanked from the WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Now - isn't that the sort of Awesome we're supposed to get to kick start Comic Con with? I think so. I really think this is going to be amazing. How about you?



Looks like Legendary rushed out their Press Release - as Variety posted this story by Michael Fleming about an hour and a half after mine. It is planned to shoot after SPIDER-MAN 4.

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  • July 21, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Geekgasm!!!

    by voxmortis

    splurge

  • July 21, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    FIRST post FIRST!!!

    by Squadoosh

  • July 21, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    DAMNIT!!!

    by Squadoosh

    2nd isnt bad i guess...

  • July 21, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Wow, thats pretty fucking awesome

    by stooopider

    The budget must be fucking awesome too

  • July 21, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I want to want o be excited

    by torontoxic

    But I've never played the game. Somebody who sold their real life for a WOW subscription tell me if this is good news or not?

  • July 21, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I hereby remove most of my reservations...

    by Massawyrm 1

    still skeptical and afraid they'll make a LotR knockoff. But Raimi is just the guy who could convince the suits to make the kind of movie that would do WoW justice. Fingers crossed and ready to aggro some trolls.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    supermarch

    by Massawyrm 1

    It's good news.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    by FrenchBastard03

    hugeness of awesome.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Harry, AICN podcast coming anytime soon???

    by Squadoosh

    when are you guys ever ganna put out a quality weekly movie podcast like the slashfilm guys ect..when ever AICN contributors(Quint, Massawyrm,..) guest appear on the cast they always has the best insights..so to me it only makes sense to get everyone together for like a SuperCast and blow those schmucks out of the water!!!not that i have anything against them though.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    it's going to get nasty in here reaaal fast!

    by THE KNIGHT

    so many things I wanna know!

  • July 21, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, cause Drag Me to Hell was so succesful

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I look forward to EMO BAR TABLE DANCING ORCS

    by ChoclateWoman

    Love raimi, but his big budget fare is tad bit over-rated by the geek crowd. Everything he does with a sub-30mil budget is fucking gold. The man's signature gets swallowed up with anything budgeted over 50 mil.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    When a character dies does +1 come on the screen?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 4?

    by thehellhoundgang

    Does it mean...no?

  • July 21, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Shit yah!

    by Super Rabbi

    This is gonna be epic!

  • July 21, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    PLEASE do this instead of SPider Man 4

    by IndustryKiller!

    The Spider Man franchise DESPERATELY needs a reboot with a new creative team, why waste all the fans time again with the same bad actors and a director whose heart isn't in it. Now I thought Drag Me To Hell was tragically overrated, but this is a really good fit of material to director. And even better there is not actual definitive story to fuck up so Raimi can just take this really amazing world Blizzard created and invent new characters and write anything he wants to. Actually maybe he should hire a screenwriter.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Hello?!

    by Squadoosh

    Will someone from the top please give me a simple answer.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Im afriad if he does SM4 first this will never happen

    by IndustryKiller!

    Spider Man is gonna take years, and unless he wants to direct this right after, like immediately go into production, these big budget things have a way of falling through. Again, fuck SPider Man 4, he knows he doesn't wanna do it, we don't want him to do it, and we sure as shit don't want Macguire and Dunst back. Start fresh.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    That's so gay!

    by allykatD

    Just trying to fit in with the rest of the Talk Back crowd since to them, just about everything is gay.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell as Thrall!!!

    by Kodan Armada

  • July 21, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    So what kind of timeline for this are they thinking?

    by Chewtoy

    I remember hearing that he really wanted a crack at "The Hobbit" and he does seem to be a fan of Fantasy, what with producing Xena and whatever that current show is... Should be interesting. But is it something that's going directly on his front burner, or is it a post-Spidey possibility?

  • July 21, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    BET ANYONE A HANDJOB THIS GETS SHOT IN NEW ZEALAND

    by ChoclateWoman

    Because new zealand dollar is worth like 1 mexican peso or some shit like and the local's love being treated like servants by foriegners. Plus Raimi's gonna need all the help he can from Peter Jackson and Weta, so he doesn't come across like a total fucking hack who doesn't know how to make a fantasy film. Plus, any excuse to use and abuse the NZ locals gets most aussies and americans really hard. I understand the urge, Sam, I really do. Now make a non hackey big budgeted fantasy film and you will earn fisting rights. You can even wear an orc mask while you fist.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is a God

    by thehellhoundgang

    Get over it. I would be proud to be the lick of his boot. Harry! For the love of goodness...please clarify to the best of your ability. Is Sam directing Spidey 4 or is he simply producing while he sharpens his vision of WoW?

  • July 21, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    sounds CRAZY COOL

    by HollywoodPlant

    Just like GI JOE.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Aahhh!

    by Squadoosh

    this freakin blows...not the news(thats good),the fact that im freakin invisible..i feel so small.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    @ lockesbrokenleg - Yes, Drag Me to Hell did

    by Cymbol

    just fine. Cost 30 Mil to make, and has made almost 60 Mil and that doesn't count how much it will make from home video. Don't worry, it did just fine. Besides, if he always has his other indie projects (Spiderman 4 and World of Warcraft), to fall back on.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by NORTONS_PUB

    Hey Harry! Stop by the Dark Horse booth this weekend and say hi.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    WOW is a great game, but the hardcore fans are cunts

    by stooopider

    Once you get to a certain level, the uber-hardcore players that hit it 8 hours a day just kill it for me. I played it years ago when it first came out and hit level 60. After that, lost all interest after shitty experiences in the instances with people that just took it SO FUCKING SERIOUSLY. I got back into it last year when my 9 year old really got into it and I worked my way back up to level 74 or whatever, but the same thing stopped me playing again-those hardcore humorless dicks that clearly have no life. Anyway, i'm excited about the movie, it could be completely awesome. Dragons, Taurens,, all that good shit with Sam Raimi at the helm. Sign me up...

  • July 21, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Could this be AICN's biggest scoop ever?

    by stooopider

    Cant remember a bigger exclusive in recent memory on this website

  • July 21, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I can see the reviews now - WOW This movie sucks

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Burnout (not a game reference, btw)

    by NivekJ

    Peter Jackson went straight from LOTR to King Kong, and the fatigue shows on screen. It took him 4 years to get his energy back just for "Lovely Bones." <p>I would be psyched for this if I didn't already know that Raimi is making Spider-Man 4 next. What kind of energy is he going to have left for World of Warcraft? Unless it's coming out 2015? <p>Raimi needs to save his strength. Make another "A Simple Plan" type flick before going all Azeroth on somebody. The man made three Spidey flicks, and then still had enough juice to kick ass with "Drag," granted. <p>But what does that have to do with having enough juice to make something as big as or bigger then "Spidey"? <p>Case in point: Spider-Man 2? Kickass. Spider-Man 3? Dumbass. Spider-Man 4? Probably kickass (odd-even curse a la Star Trek). World of Warcraft? <p>Well, let's just say Peter Jackson should have made Lovely Bones before King Kong. Wouldn't have hurt. Let's just hope Raimi doesn't burn out, unless he makes a Burnout film. That would be pretty kickass. <p>Okay, so maybe that was a game reference.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    it is time

    by frank cotton

    for the SPIDER-MAN obsessed to just let go

  • July 21, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Never played the game but I love Raimi o hell yeah!

    by andrew coleman

    As long as the leads don't do jazz dancing I think everyone should be pumped.

  • July 21, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Xhance of me watching just improved by 100%

    by wash

    But FFS please work Campbell into this. He really needed to be in Drag Me To Hell.

  • July 21, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    CHANCE*

    by wash

  • July 21, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I dressed as a Elf priestess for WOW themed party once

    by ChoclateWoman

    had a tag team with three guys dressed as orcs, who took turns making sure my asshole looked like one of those caverns in WOW. Fun night, but I couldn't sit down without wincing for about a week afterward.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    @ locksbroken leg...

    by jason baum

    are you fucking serious?! you're gonna judge DMTH on box office totals?! usually you got some smart shit to add to the talkbacks, but if yer sayin $ equals quality i guess tonight's an off night.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Fuckin dope.

    by Traumnovelle

    I don't play the game and don't really know shit about it, but Sam Raimi being loosed on a rich fantasy world with (probably) a fuck-ton of money to spend? I'm there!

  • July 21, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    okay by me.

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

  • July 21, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck, I got the ONE person that liked Dragged mad.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    People commit suicide over that game....

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    I wonder what the fans will do to Sam if he doesn't make ever single detail exactly like the game. <P> Hopefully Raimi leaves out his cheesy humor and campy B movie horseshit style.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    WOW porn sucks pretty hard.......

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 21, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Horde players are going to freak out

    by smackfu

    when the movie inevitably has them as the bad guys lol. If I was Raimi I would put in a deleted scene on the DVD where just as the hero is about to save the world, a ADD rogue de-stealths behind him, kills him while running around in frantic silly circles and then runs off.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I haven't looked at the talkback just yet, but Harry...

    by reTARDIS

    How hard will it be to bite the bullet if it ain't true?

  • July 21, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    ChoclateWoman

    by smackfu

    I have to assume you're actually a guy, because no WoW player is going to waste his one shot at a vag in favor of an asshole.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Wow!

    by Sevrik

    Yes, Pun intended. The first video game adaptation that might not suck. I wonder if they are still going to do it from the Alliance point of view.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Smackfu

    by ChoclateWoman

    Most guys love giving it to a woman up da shitter. Get with the sexual times, homo.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Raimi talked about WoW movie possibilities last year

    by Chewtoy

    Raimi, from MTV.com, talking about why video game movies tend to be crap: "In the world of video games, it's usually more of an environment or a scenario, not character-based ... but they certainly could [be better]. There's 'World of Warcraft' — what an awesome video game! It has such great, adventurous characters in it and such fantastic landscapes and rules. ... You could make a brilliant 'World of Warcraft' movie — as fine as any of the best superhero movies — if you had the right writers and directors." <br><br> http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1597279/story.jhtml

  • July 21, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    ENOUGH FUCKING WOW ALREADY!!@#

    by HaterofCrap

    the game has become the same crap over and over again since blizzard's a team has moved on to NEW SHIT. LEARN FROM THEIR EXAMPLE. AND THE FUCKING STORY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CONVOLUTED MESS.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Chewtoy

    by mrbeaks

    But then MTV followed up by asking Raimi if he was excited for TWILIGHT. Alas.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Could not be more excited!

    by Scattered

    This is awesome news. After such a long drought of information about this project, finally some life!

  • July 21, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Never played the game.

    by Harold-Sherbort

    I'm sure I'll end up seeing it anyway. Drag Me To Hell was a fun movie. It was way better than Transformers 2. It just goes to show that you can have a (relatively) small budget, and still make a good, fun movie. But I suppose it's your right to dislike it.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck this - what about Evil Dead 4?

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    Is that still happening, or is he just going to jerk us along for another decade or so, while he goes and makes paycheck flicks like this one? I mean, I'm all for a Raimi World of Warcraft movie -- I'll see anything with his name on it. But come on, now ... we've waited long enough.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Fun

    by Toonol

    I don't really care about it being a WOW movie... I'm just looking forward to a big budget Sam Raimi fantasy.<p> And please, NO PODCAST. It's as bad as twitter. If you get the urge to do more work, just type up another review or something.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Raimi - "I give up"

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Thanks for making Drag Me To Hell such a great success, America!

  • July 21, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Can we get a HALO movie instead?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    This is epic news

    by lawlord

    WIN!! this movie will be made right. Blizzard are dedicated fucks who wont release shit unless it's badass. With this guy, this movies going to be nuts...

  • July 21, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    HARRY does this preclude spiderman4?

    by thehellhoundgang

    Truly epic news! Thank you!

  • July 21, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Do any BLACKBARS know the answer re: S4?

    by thehellhoundgang

    And if RAIMI reading...what an adventure taking on WoW. It will be fun for all!

  • July 21, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    LEROOOOOYYY JEEENNNKKKIIINNSSS!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Never played WOW and I can honestly say that I'm not really interested in a film based on the game. But say it becomes a modest success...I don't think it will be because of Raimi's involvement. It will be because of the "brand name" of the game.<P>That being said, this is such a niche market project that I can't see anyone but gaming nerds getting excited about it. But Raimi is generally considered a geek's director so what do I know/care.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Thank AICN for the exclusive!

    by YackBacker

    For all the bitching and moaning some of you consistently engage in, here's AICN doing its job. Thanks, Harry- some of us still appreciate your site.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    why is sam raimi so great?

    by StonedWriter88

    here's what he's done. evil dead trilogy and spider man trilogy. evil dead trilogy was pretty cool, yet kind of simplistic too. spider man had tons of source material and a huge budget, and yet i think raimi actually made it worse by filling all spider man movies with tons of boring talking heads moments that felt like tv movies. so, in my assessment, sam raimi...not that great. plus isnt he doing evil dead remake and spider man 4? whoever owns the rights to WOW would milk it asap if they're smart, it's currently probably the most popular video game worldwide, but obviously it's not going to stay there. why do i have a strong feeling this movie will be written by studio writers who churn out a cliched fantasy flick thats only good parts are the money spent on weird landscapes and monsters. cause thats what usually happens. hollywood writing sucks, thats why i write my own movies. oh yeah...why is sam raimi so great? i think spiderman could've been better without him, and thats basically all he's done.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    50 DKP MINUS!!!

    by ebonic_plague

    Thrall can only be played by... Chuck Norris.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    WETA sculptor of an Avatar animal !! OUCH MY EYES

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    My eyes bleed from the eye raping 09 <P>http://jamescamerononline.com/Stugg.jpg

  • July 21, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Goddamn the first bit of Cool News in like six years

    by drturing

    that's a genuine scoop and great news to a certain extent, just as long as they don't keep Raimi slavishly tethered to the mythology of the story. On the other hand the one thing that bums me out about this is that Raimi is best when things are comic, and WoW is rarely ever funny.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    WoW has created a subculture of friggin Asexual tards.

    by conspiracy

    I've met 16 and 17yr old dudes...who would rather sit and play WoW all weekend long than chase Pussy. It is fucking scary.</p><p> Here is a fucking true story...Bosses kid is 16, good at sports,athletic type...works for us during the summer; in walks 17yr old Latina Hotness with a solid Big B cup and an ass like a sweet delicious apple; this girl is from his school and in with her dad to buy something from the shop..she RUNS to the bosses kid, she obviously likes him ALOT...He all but ignores her...they leave. I says.."Dude..you ARE gonna get a piece of that over the summer aren't you?"; Dude says to me..straight fucking faced.."No way..I'm gonna spend my summer playing WoW!"</p><p> Technician who happened to see and overhear this..ran up to this kid and asked.."So you'd rather play video games than fuck that girl?", kid says "Hell yes..dude...WoW is fucking Cash!"...my Technician slapped him upside the head..hard. Later..Boss and I are talking..conveys he is worried about his kid because he never sees him interested in women..only wants to play video games when not doing sports. Fucking sad...

  • July 21, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is WOW in WOW!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    "STOP POKING MEEEEEE"

    by Neosamurai85

    I want an old school War Craft directed by Raimi with exploding pigs and hours of chopping down trees. I've never been interested in later incarnations and think he would have more fun with that level of almost Army of Darkness goofyness. Still,this does sound potentially cool. So what happened to all the other projects like Evil Dead IV (I should know better at this point what happened to that) and of course Spider-man 4?

  • July 21, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    @StonedWriter88

    by syafiqjabar

    You know, Blizard isn't going to let anybody ruin their IP. They are very, very serious about them. The last time they let a non-Blizzard company mess up their game was in 1997 or 1998 with the Hellfire expansion for Diablo. Since then, all the games and expansions are handled by them. They have such a high quality control standard that games spend half-decade in development before release. Starcraft Ghost was in development for ages, but they cancelled it because they can't make it good enough in time for the current console generation. So they will have a lot of control in this issue, I guess.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Variety says AFTER SM4

    by Robnhud

    http://tinyurl.com/ msdxm4

  • July 22, 2009, midnight CST

    80 Resto Druid LFG: Naxx or Heroic

    by dixieflyer

    oh sorry wrong channel lol.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    No one will watch this.

    by Spice-Orange

    D&D was a movie. it failed. why? because the same people who like D&D like WOW. these people scoff at everything, are super pessimistic, they claim they hate mainstream media, and love mt dew. the reason successful movies are successful is because they're appealing to a wide audience. WOW only appeals to geeks, gamers and nerds. none of which who will come out in droves to see this shit movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I'd rather that the Blizzard CG animation team

    by Johnno

    Make a full length CG animated movie... in 3D! Live-action is overated! Most live action films of this sort and scale are composed of several 100% CG shots anyway...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Neosamurai85, great post.

    by ChoclateWoman

    A sam Raimi movie about 4 emo orcs that spend the entire length of the movie chopping down tree's would be fantastic. WOW fans would start slitting their wrists. Nice ref to the first Warcraft game btw.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Blizzard is boss

    by Aphex Twin

    Their quality control will keep this a good product. I have faith in Raimi to do this as well. I look forward to this. Hell if movies were made about the previous Warcraft titles following their storylines we'd all be in for a treat.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    hey stoned writer!

    by eoneon

    ever seen a simple plan? the gift? fucking darkman?go see them,tonight! don't hate on the guy. would you rather see Uwe Fucking Boll? Brett Ratner? Raimi is a wise choice!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Spice-Orange

    by dixieflyer

    I think the D&D movie failed because... you know it was a god awful movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    oh,and squadoosh.you got SQUADOUCHED!

    by eoneon

    fuckin R Tard wannabe first! poster. that shit is soooo old! hahahahahahahaha

  • July 22, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE FOUR HOURS LONG!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Do you know HOW HARD it is to level up in this game? HOLY SHIT!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    How hard is it, lockes?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Do tell.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    "...still skeptical and afraid they'll make a LotR knockoff."

    by yesiamaplant

    *snicker* Yes...heheh...it'll be absolutely *chuckle* dreadful if they BWUAHAHAHA---srsly? Are you seriously with that statement? I hope the LOTR videogame knock off doesn't turn out to be a LOTR movie knock off? My God are you ever my least favorite staff member here at times...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    What about Spiderman 4?

    by CinemaScholar

    What is the status of Spiderman 4? If Sam does World Of Warcraft before Spiderman 4 I will be very dissapointed

  • July 22, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    StonedWriter88.

    by Boone

    <p>Raimi also directed Darkman, The Quick and the Dead, A Simple Plan, and The Gift. All stellar movies, among my favorites.</p> <p>He has a pretty good track record, actually. The Game was kind of a boring movie, but something tells me that's the movie that got him Spider-Man. He had to prove he could work within the studio system.</p>

  • July 22, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's just me...

    by JustinSane

    ...but I'd rather see Raimi do something more original again. DMTH was awesome.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    For the Love of the Game...

    by Boone

    ...is what I meant, of course. Not the David Fincher film.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I've never played WoW

    by The Dum Guy

    I actually have no idea what to expect from this.<br><br>I guess that Raimi won't be doing a Spidey 5.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Not the best story to pull from but...

    by Cartman86

    If Raimi is directing this I have full faith in it. After all you don't have to copy the games story directly. Mainly what this is about is getting a popular property with some cool fiction.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I had NO hope for the movie, since

    by ides

    no good live action video game movie has been made. This actually gives me hope.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    The build-in audience for this movie = gold, baby!

    by fiester

    They have like 11 million subscribers worldwide.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    BULLSHIT- this is NOT happening

    by D.Vader

    Just like Peter Jackson producing "Halo" or directing that "Tamaraire", or whatever, or Rodriguez directing "Red Sonja" or "Machete" or "Sin City 2" or who knows what.... <p> I call bullshit. If this movie EVER HAPPENS, it won't happen for another 10 years I bet.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Better than Dungeons and Dragons?

    by D.Vader

    Let's see...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    conspiracy: Don't hate on the kid

    by The Dum Guy

    Maybe the kid is just a shy homo (if he loves sports and not chicks).<br><br> I understand your concern for teenage latina ass not getting tapped, but maybe it is meant for better tapping(s).

  • July 22, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    By the way, based on previous films....

    by D.Vader

    I wouldn't expect Raimi's "WoW" to be "amazing". <p> Just like I wouldn't expect his "Hobbit" to be great either. He has trouble with tone sometimes, depending on the film.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Spice_Orange truer words have never been spoken

    by drturing

    That same crowd made such intellectual arthouse fare as The Dark Knight and Star Trek and Iron Man and the Lord of the Rings movies and the Star Wars prequels utterly fail at the box office. Now excuse me, while I'm in bizzaro world I'd like to play with my tits and clitoris I seem to have grown.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I heard Brandon Routh was very excited about this....

    by The Dum Guy

    <br><br><br>In fact, he told his girlfriend about it.<br><br><br>

  • July 22, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I can't believe Del Toro did work on Halo

    by drturing

    and they didn't make it with him. I mean FUCK, DEL TORO. Directing HALO. Who the fuck made the decision to stop work on that one and go with a guy who's been milking Alien Nation with bad CGI for like seven years now...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    95% killing fucking boars

    by Kobaal

    4% running, 1% clicking at some low-res creature<p> Played for a month in 2006. Decided it was gay and stopped.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's the pot, but this gives me wood.

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Bonerific. Maybe now I'll crack the 39,000 mark again on hsx.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Hm. Never liked Raimi. Never played WoW.

    by StarWarsRedux

    I can officially not care about this film whatsoever! Woohoo!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Will this keep him away from Spider-Man?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I pray to the heavens now!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Kobaal, that shit was funny and 100% true!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    LOL!!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    drturing, I've respected your opinion in the past but...

    by D.Vader

    Del Toro for HALO? Really? He would have put in so much unnecessary humor, I think, that would have totally ruined the point of a HALO film, but still would have had Del Toro fanboys drooling and cheering over him. <p> I'd much rather have someone who's shown some sort of affinity for the genre, even if its with an obvious, albeit very *well-done* allegory, for racism featuring aliens, and is new to the world of feature filmmaking, take on HALO than Del Toro, based on what I've seen from him.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    JUST SAY "NO" TO VIDEO GAME ADAPTATIONS

    by Mullah Omar

    Sam Rami should know better. <br> <br> Then again, he gets a decent excuse to play to his cartoonish sensibilities. <br> <br> The wavelength I imagine Raimi pursuing would mandate that he casts GWAR in some capacity.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    World of Warcraft - most stupid waste of time imaginable

    by SmokingRobot

    But it will make a very cool move.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Don't GI JOE already have the Halo suits???

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Sure in hell looks like it to me! GO JOE!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    World of Warcraft Movie... Really?

    by onezeroone

    Why would 11 million subscribers want to watch a movie telling one of the many stories they've virtually lived? How many of them would be able to tear themselves away to watch cutscenes on big screen? WOW is WOW coz of gameplay, not story or cutscenes. And why would others care?<p>Though, Sam Raimi's name got me interested, but would still say, bad idea, Raimi or no Raimi.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    lol @ the people who want a spider-man reboot

    by bychance

    A reboot of a [barely] 8 year old franchise? FFS. People are so reboot crazy right now, its getting out of hand.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I fucking love raimi, but fuck off!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    World of warcraft movie!? I'll watch everything the man does, but world of warcraft!? really? I'm stunned.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi made that baseball movie

    by bone_white

  • July 22, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I agree onezeroone

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I enjoyed my time in WOW, but can't say i've ever wanted a movie of it. It was a mish mash of all the fantasy that came before anyway...Sam Raimi!? World of warcraft!? I'm still fucking stunned.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Warcraft has some cool themes to work with.

    by dixieflyer

    Thrall(Moses), Sylvanas(Laurence of Arabia), Arthus(Darth Vader the way he should have fallen)... there is potential for a cool story there. At the least there is an entire race of undead for Raimi to work with.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Burn in hell all of you.....

    by Papalazeru

    This film is all about witch craft and like the Harry Potter films, if you let the Devil in Jesus Christ will not redeem your soul. You're all going to die unless you believe.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Papalazeru has to be joking...

    by D.Vader

    Before anyone jumps on him for being ignorant or small-minded, and before anyone accuses him of being from a small-town or having a low IQ, I had to warn everyone off from trying. I'm sure its all ajoke, folks. Let's move on.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    YES!!!!!

    by SylarTheCylon

    this is perfect, you motherfuckers!!

  • July 22, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Papalazeru

    by Furiously_Sober

    Umm yeah. Thanks for the info.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Now THAT is some fucking news.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I can get on board with this.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Warcraft does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Putting the cart before the horse.<p> The screenplay should come first, rather than the concept (let's face it the concept here is - cash in on a popular video game).<p> This might be cool, but it's more likely to be a mish mash of attempted fan service as the writers try to 'shoehorn in' a whole bunch of crap from the game without regard for telling a cohesive story.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Full Confirmation

    by Hellsbuttmonkey

    Blizzard have just put up a press release confirming this. http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/090721.html

  • July 22, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Does no one read the whole article?

    by Pop_aristocrat

    It says right there "begin shooting AFTER Spider-Man 4". Why do you keep asking if he's off Spidey 4? Its fucking right there!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    wow has a story?

    by Elkatak

    never played it and never had any interest in this. But I will watch just about anything from Sam! My serious question to the wow-players out there: Does the game really have a story-arc. I thought the game just consists of various tasks (kill the dragon, get the magic stone...)

  • July 22, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Screenwriters

    by Elkatak

    Who will write? Sam himself?

  • July 22, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    NEW AVATAR PHOTO!!!

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    http://i28.tinypic.com/2d2789.jpg

  • July 22, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Jesus will save you all....

    by Papalazeru

    He has a level 90 character and his clan will fuck you up. Seriously, I don't get how you're all stoked about this. It's just going to be another fantasy adventure. If you're excited about Fantasy Adventure, then thats fine but to be wetting your knickers over WoW as a film is just pathetic. You're either going to get a film full of esoteric cultural references in WoW and noone is going to see it cos it's shit, or it's going to be a kick ass fantasy film which all fanboys aren't going to be happy with. Cobra-Kai is right.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Raimi had a point

    by 5 by 5

    There IS a lot of material to draw from in this game. And yes it does rip off LOTR like mad. I'm mildly interested. I've played the game but the story was only so-so in my opinion. I've enjoyed most of Raimi's movies so I'll probably keep an eye out for this one.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    fuck WOW, I want STARCRAFT THE MOVIE

    by Gorgomel

    directed by James Cameron or Paul Verhoeven with summer glau as kerrigan, queen of the zergs!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Unbelievable news!

    by dastickboy

    Now the long painful wait begins until opening day. The best movie news I've heard all year.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I should be exited but I'm not.

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    Maybe because it sounds like a very impersonal project. Just a new way to start another 20 years long franchise. I feel like I'm already bored. But I hope Sam will do good.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    fuck WoW, the game is for dummies

    by nomihs

    If Final Fantasy had done better, I would've gotten my MMORPG wish to the big screen, granted not in live action though. Everquest (One, not the sequel) is my choice of fantasy on the PC platform. That is a movie I can wrap my hard earned dollars around. <p> WoW is geared more toward the simple fast food minded gamers. Easy to level and filled to the brim with prepubescent younglings for my taste. EQ is so much better, but hey...that's Sony for ya. They give two-digit millions for MJ footage, but where's the love for ME?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Garboo, Garboo !

    by yodalovesyou

    Why do you keep touching me??

  • July 22, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Big fucking deal

    by barnaby jones

    Spiderman was shite, Drag Me To Hell was well.. WORSE. I hold out little hope for this.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST

    It's just "WarCraft", you Blizzard-dummy

    by kiddae

    "World Of" is the MMO installment in the series.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    They better do the fucking Warlocks right.

    by ganymede3010

    That's the class I play bitches!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    This is probably the most enthusiastic talk back i've ever seen

    by savagedave

    And for a computer game adaptation, of all things! Truly these are the end times.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Bards Tale

    by savagedave

    Loved it on the Spectrum. "You face death itself in the form of 99 Gimps, 99 Gimps, 99 Gimps and 99 Gimps...." I can see Lars Von Trier doing interesting things with it.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Fallout Movie Would Be Better...

    by puto tenax

    Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of Rami doing this but feel Fallout, or even better the old Wasteland game, would be a cool movie. Can't wait to see what Gore has in mind for Bioshock. Anyway, good luck, Sam.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4 in 2020 with Bruce in a wheelchair?

    by ev1ldead

  • July 22, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    lockesborkenleg usually has smart shit to add?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    haha now that's funny

  • July 22, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    It's silly to make a film of WOW..

    by Gabba-UK

    But if your gonna take a serious crack at it, Raimi is a good move. I wonder how he's going to squeeze his brother into it.... And Campbell of course.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Just watch the SOUTH PARK WoW episode...

    by BurnHollywood

    Tells you everything you need to know about it. Too much, really.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Okay, it has my interest

    by ballyhoo

    I still don't really care that much about the property, but with Raimi behind it all, I will definitely keep my eye on this.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    What next? The Sims?

    by Knuckleduster

    Give me a Ridley Scott directed Gears of War movie instead.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    never played the game, no nothing about this

    by just pillow talk

    That said, I'd take my chances with Sammy directing this than taking on another Spidey movie. The great unknown in this case, is a better option than the known (another Spidey movie sucking).

  • July 22, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    legend of the seeker sucked.

    by thedude2010

    What makes people think this he's going to do any better with this?

  • July 22, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Wow Fans....

    by Papalazeru

    You're probably the same people who complained about other game franchises not working in film form. Go back to your shitty little game and live out your years as a squatting lard monster, with a bucket under your ass and a couple of gigs worth of porn....for those brief moments you're not playing Warcraft you dozy bints. For a start, it's very doubtful that Raimi's even touched the game before so he's not going to reference any of your beloved world terrain or people accurately - he's got better things to do with his time. And secondly, with comments like "He'd better do the fucking Warlocks right - that's my class bitches" on this board, would you really go see a film knowing you could be sat next to someone like that?

  • July 22, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Compared to WoW...

    by Papalazeru

    Transformers 2 looks like Citizen Kane.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    will there be a funeral scene...

    by Bouncy X

    that gets rampaged by attacking enemies? that would be like what happened in real life....well real video game life.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE?

    by ScottinDC

    This was posted just about EVERYWHERE before it appeared here Harry. Calling something an exclusive doesn't make it so, bud.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    wow!

    by H_woodExecMakingStupidDecisions

  • July 22, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    to conspiracy:

    by VAwitch

    While true to an extent - at least by playing WOW, the 16 & 17 y/o's that used to chase pussy won't be knocking up their girlfriends & ruining 3 lives, nor getting STDs they're too stupid to believe they could ever get & passing the wealth along.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOO......!

    by Logan_1973

    Raimi lost me after Spidey 3. Now we're going to get some goofy-ass pic comparable to a looney tunes cartoon.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    to Spice-Orange:

    by VAwitch

    D&D failed in large part because TSR/WotC did not keep tight control of the property, and fucked with basic tenants of D&D Lore - namely, that Dragons could be used as mindless, non-talking steeds in an all-out war. ESPECIALLY Gold & Red dragons. I'm only a casual D&D player - and even I know that, and was WTF? when D&D came out. <P><P>With Blizzard staying involved & with control/input, WoW shouldn't suck that badly. My biggest concern is which part of the story/history are they going to work with?<P><P>Lastly for those that are dreading what Raimi will do to WoW, may I remind you that he said from early on, *he* didn't want Venom in SM3, and that Venom was pushed on him by the studio/Marvel. With the characters he wanted in, I think he did a great job.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Sooo is there going to be a seen

    by Series7

    Thats just a big puking fest? With everyone puking into everyones mouth. <P> Man I never played World Of Warcraft but I played the old school Command & Conquer style version. Was that just called Warcraft?

  • July 22, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    This will in fact be a big commercial for WoW

    by Octaveaeon

    Even if Raimi manages to tell a good story. After all, doesn't WoW borrow heavily from D&D, and didn't D&D borrow from LOTR, and didn't LOTR borrow from old European myths? There's plenty of original material out there that could be adapted for a movie, so there's even less need for a WOW movie except to add to its brand recognition. At least with LOTR there was a widespread affinity to the story and the characters, even if only the Fins and a handful of geeks and scholars know about the Kalevala. The same could be said of the other obscure myths that inspired most traditional epics. <p> This is just another of those corporate inspired decisions, like the PotC movies were. Hollywood is not only taking a safe bet with all these movies based on games, toys, and theme rides, but demonstrating how ubiquitous the merging of corporate products and entertainment has become. Which is why any talk of the demise of capitalism is way too premature. All propaganda is a game of quid pro quo. So as long as people need to be entertained, whether its with big-budget spectacles or art-house films, people will continue to invest in the infrastructure that keeps it running. Just don't be surprised when more corporations invest in full-length movies somehow associated with their brands. Just think of Coca-Cola and their 3D-animated clips, which they could just as well turn into a feature-length film, or the possibilities of a Shell/BP/Chevron-inspired thriller where the lead character, working in the alternative fuels division of Shell/BP/Chevron (since they are so ecologically-minded, you see), gets involved in an international conspiracy, involving maybe government officials of 'rogue' or 'failed' states attempting to get their hands on their research. I'm sure that with a decent story and a decent creative team, a decent movie (i.e. entertaining enough) inspired by such corporate brands could be made. They may need to lay the foundations of a story and characters through the usual medium of commercials for the public to accept such an obvious attempt at corporate propaganda, but with PotC, Transformers, GI-Joe, WoW, and the next generation of corporate-inspired movies (Monopoly?), people will only become more accustomed to all this corporate involvement. And since less revenues will come from the sale of Dvd's and Blu-ray's, there'll be more reason to make movies based on these corporate brands, so that even if most people end up downloading these 'movies', they'll effectively be downloading feature-length commercials.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Wee Free Men?

    by Geomancer21

    Come on, Raimi, what happened? That was a good fantasy world too. You were our one chance to finally get Pratchett some love in the US.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    a pg-13 video game movie

    by animas

    no chance that i will ever care about this blatant cash grab. have fun throwing your money away , idiots.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEROY

    by StarchildAD

    JEEEEEEEEEEEEENKINS! If this movie is 5% of what that video was, this is going to be epic as Harry banging his girlfriend on a makeshift bed of the entire aint it cool news staff as an entire gang of dead celebrities shoot ectoplasmic cum all over the wheelchair/fengshui accessible nerd barn. "Leeroy, your stupid as hell"

  • July 22, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Do we get SpiderMan 2 Raimi, or Spiderman 3 Raimi?

    by PornKing

    Because there's a pretty big difference between the two imo.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by IHaveSeenEveryEpisodeOfPrisonBreak

    I was just gonna say the same thing! I saw this EVERZYWHERE last night before it was posted on AICN.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    3 hours of retarded humor and gay musical numbers

    by MELGIBSONS_DICKCHEESE

    I'll pass. About the EXCLUSIVE part of this news: Harry is Raimi's buddy so he was allowed by him to call this bit of news exclusive, even though it clearly isn't.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Sounds retarded

    by HerbWestAustin

    all video game movies suck. period. and I'm a fan of Raimi.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Idiotic game, so the movie....

    by Ninja Nerd

    ....will be lapped up by the same cretins throwing money at Transformers. With some Harry Potter crossover viewers spooging in their seats as well. It'll make a ton of money, but will likely be a completely forgettable 2-3 hours.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Will the WoW Kid be in this???

    by conspiracy

    http://tinyurl.com/2eutm5

  • July 22, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Also...will this have Video Game Funerals for real people?

    by conspiracy

    If you've never seen that...it is perhaps the most fucking inhuman thing I've ever seen...a real person dies...and instead of calling each other, or going to the REAL funeral, or connecting in a REAL way...they have a FUCKING VIDEO GAME FUNERAL!

  • July 22, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry but Raimi is a hack.

    by Raymar

    I like "A Simple Plan", "The Quick and the Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" but the Spider-Man movies showed just what a sloppy filmmaker he is. *Sigh*

  • July 22, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy, Hilarious!

    by Stabby

    And pathetic. Never heard that before. Imagine a theater full of pussies like that.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I can't stand MMOs or RPGs or whatever they're called

    by SoylentMean

    yet I'd still see this movie. Because Sam Raimi has re-earned my respect with Drag Me To Hell. Spidey 3 was the Transformers 2 of its year, minus the racism. I'm interested to see what Raimi can do to salvage the Spiderman franchise (make Spiderman 3 all just one fever dream?).

  • July 22, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I saw the funeral thing on Youtube

    by SoylentMean

    It was sad that it happened and disturbing that it was crashed by assholes who just basically went around killing all the mourners in the game. <P> And by disturbing I mean funny.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I don't envy parents these days

    by Stabby

    between MMORPG addiction to sexting and MySpace pedophiles. They've really got their work cut out for them.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Don't forget to include

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    a black rappin' wise cracking rogue from da hood

  • July 22, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I'll Watch It...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... but only if the dialogue is confined to the repetitive, badly-voiced shit spewed by the NPCs "For the Alliance!" "Watch yer back!"

  • July 22, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    VAWitch

    by letsfightinglove

    Real dragons are intelligent and can talk, amirite?

  • July 22, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    JUST SAW THAT FUNERAL VID

    by BringingSexyBack

    I am so glad I never played this game.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Warcraft 1, 2 and 3 had a good story.

    by dixieflyer

    One of the reasons WoW did so well is that the Warcraft games set up an interesting preexisting universe. There are elements here that can make this a pretty cool movie. Hopefully it will not go the way of the D&D movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I hope it stars Leeroy Jenkins

    by mitortilla

  • July 22, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    All you naysayers don't have a clue

    by Acappellaman

    If you've never played WoW (or any other Warcraft game, for that matter), you have NO IDEA how rich the history of the Warcraft universe is. Blizzard is the #1 game developer, and they really put a lot into their games. If you've never seen any of the CGI in-game movies they make for their games, you really should check them out. I'd be 100% fine with a CG movie directed by Raimi. I think making a movie in the real world would be much more difficult. I guess we'll find out what they're going to do. I'm more than confident this movie will be rock solid. Blizzard would not agree to this movie being made if they did not have a large part in its development. I'm psyched! <p> Oh, and for those of you who say us WoW players don't have a life, that's not true by any means. Sure, there's a huge number of young immature people out there who waste their lives away playing WoW, but there's a lot more who know how to balance their playing time. Personally, I play WoW about 10 hours a week. I'm married with three kids, have plenty of friends, active life away from the computer, yet still enjoy playing WoW when I've got free time. Yes, it CAN be done!

  • July 22, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    OMFG BEST NEWS EVER !!!!!!

    by ominus

    But after SM4 is finished? that sucks,sam raimi,as others have alreayd mentioned,will be out of juice.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    PIXEL RAPE!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 22, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Definitely Bruce Campbell will be part of it

    by ominus

    i already imagine his quotes from the movie: as Alexandros Mograine, the ASHbringer: -It's a trick, get an ashbringer. -HAIL TO THE ASHBRINGER BABY!!! as a goblin-spec engineer: -and this is my BOOMSTICK!!! and ofc he will be responsible for the rise of scourge,just like he was in AOD :P

  • July 22, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    SCAT SONG IN MY HEAD NOW. FUCK!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Bee bah duh bod dop bo!!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    This isn't an exclusive scoop, Harry

    by Alientoast

    Blizzard posted this news on their game forums, well before AICN broke the story. It's only breaking news to anyone who doesn't check out the WOW forums or website. Sorry Harry, they stole your thunder! They must have used a grounding totem. PS: Ted Raimi should play a goblin. He's got the right voice for it. "I GOT WHAT YOU NEED! GLAD I COULD HELP!". Bruce Campbell should totally be VanCleef from The Deadmines, too.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I still don't know why Spider-Man 2 gets such geek love

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Aunt May's boring speech. Uncle Ben's boring speech. Aunt May cries. Maguire Cries. Dunst Cries. Spidey's powers on again off again plotline. This is the movie that started the whole Spider-man seen w/o his mask more than on which was carried to the nauseating nth degree in SM3. Spider-man and Doc Ock going toe to toe punching each other in the face to zero effect. And worst of all, the Jesus Christ pose of Maguire as the train passengers lift him (again sans mask)over their heads like he's crowd surfing. WTF? TDK blows SM2 away yet I always see geeks looking at SM2 as the holy grail of Superhero movies. I don't get it.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    The game IS the best MMORPG

    by ominus

    from the point of view that although its gameplay isnt the best one compared to other mmorpfs,it is the only one which can satisfy a gamers personal way of playing. <p>for instace u want a good pvp? u have it <p>u want a good raid? u have it <p>u want to be an auction house trader in order to get gold? u have it <p>u want to socialize? u have it <p>u want to corpse camp,destroy funderals,have cyber sex,dance naked on the mailbox? u damn have it <p>nowadays the only bad thing about WOW,is that it has become victim of its own success. <p>the majority of the players are casual,not hardcore ones,which obligate blizzard to satisfy their every idiotic demand,whining and request,in order to keep them happy. <p>anyway despite if its a good mmorpg,dont forget we are talking about the whole warcraft universe,not only wow which is just one more installment of the franchise. <p>and that universe along with starcraft ARE FUCKING AWESOME

  • July 22, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    ZombieHeathLedger u r correct

    by ominus

    i agree with u about spidy2,and i have the same curiosity. what its considered such a great comic movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    drturing

    by frozen01

    Wait. Are you trying to say that The Dark Knight was so big because all the Frank Miller fans filled the theaters? All the movies you just listed were big because non-geek fans turned out in droves. The only exception might be the Star Wars prequels, but there's hardly a comparison between SW and WoW. <p>The only people who are going to give a shite about WoW are the mild gamers who will fill about 200 seats (or just wait for it to come out on DVD) and the uber-gamers who will hate it before it even comes out like they did with Watchmen. No one else will care.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    HOOOOOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT

    by zillabeast

    This is going to be HUGE. BONZO. OUT OF CONTROLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    RKDN

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm not hating on your game. I have enough problems with talkback addiction. Who am I to talk.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    And Coming Soon: GNIP GNOP, THE MOVIE!!!

    by KosherWookie

    Zombie Motherfucking Christ On a Stick... Does anybody think this is a remotely good idea? Raimi should be doing something better than this (Read as: ANYTHING ELSE).

  • July 22, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    frozen01

    by ominus

    your ignorance entertains me.please keep up.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Though I Will Go To See It...

    by KosherWookie

    For the same reason people can't stop staring at a train wreck. Can't wait to see hundreds of sweaty, unwashed basement-dwellers with no social skills try to 'bond' as a group while waiting for the film to start. Kind of like going to any party thrown by SCA people...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    KosherWookie

    by dixieflyer

    You are trolling on aintitcool.com's talk back. Stereotypically you are a "sweaty, unwashed, basement-dweller with no social skills" as well.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    DRAG ME TO HELL was passable

    by reflecto

    It was just Raimi doing a couple old songs and then phoning the rest in. He didn't challenge himself or us. But he's perfect for this.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    William Shatner as KING BRONZEBEARD

    by zillabeast

    Epic.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    A big buget Rami fantasy? Sweet! It'll be like Zena...with bigge

    by Nerdgasm

    Can't wait! I'm an Everquest player personally, but I'm always game for a good fantasy movie. Bring it on.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Nope...

    by KosherWookie

    Not trolling, just calling it as I see it. Have WAY too much experience with SCA people, most of it against my will; one of my employees is into it and his loser friends keep showing up at my museum. Lord Flabbojabwit and his Merry Band of Nerdlings irritate hell out of me and I am entitled to vent about it... Just as I am fully within my rights as a sane man to declare that this movie is a Bad Idea...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Yes, But Will There Be A Dance Number?

    by www.valiens.com

    When he's done zooming the lens and having old demons drool in the hero's mouth, will Raimi have the balls to break into a spontaneous choreographed sequence? Only tiiiiime will tell.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by KosherWookie

    Sorry, but they DO mostly smell bad. HINT: Patchoulli Oil is NOT a substitute for hygiene!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Felicia Day MUST be in this!!

    by Brody77

    And loving the Bruce Campbell Leeeeeeeroy!! comments!!

  • July 22, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    KosherWookie

    by dixieflyer

    I agree the WoW stereotype is smelly, fat, basement dwellers. My point is, that is the stereotype for aintitcool.com talkbackers as well.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Alliance focus, Horde sidelined

    by Caerdwyn

    I bet it will have a heavy Alliance slant to it, simply because anything Horde would likely have to be CGI or heavy makeup. Still, CGI is liberating... we need a tauren. If this film doesn't have a tauren in it, it will suck. And I'm not talking about a lame-ass 5 second "Oh look I think I saw one!" cameo. Doesn't have to be a main character, but something more than scenery would be nice. The last minotaur-esque critter we had on the screen was in, what, Prince Caspian?

  • July 22, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    While I wait for this

    by Albondigas

    I will be watching www.secondskinfilm.com which is a doc about WoW gamers coming this summer.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    How in heck?

    by laguna_loire

    I see every idea shot-down on here when its revealed its going to be brought to the big screen. Is World of Warcraft any different? Mind you, if they make something for everyone else to rant over, whilst I can get on and enjoy whatever's in at the same time, without having other people's spleens vented on me, then so much the better.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Alliance = cast full of half ass Legolases and Jar Jars

    by ebonic_plague

    I don't know if it's just because I used to play Horde, but I can't ever imagine wanting to see a movie about the goddamned Alliance in any capacity. Infuriatingly cheesy, transparently derivative, least sympathetic "good guys" ever created. The GoBots had more depth. Gnomes that make Leprechaun seem restrained, and Dwarves that make Gimli seem stoic and dignified. Only the Russian cephalopod-people were tolerable. And when I think of night elves, I always hear the intro to "Dreamweaver" and get the overwhelming urge to punch a unicorn. Fuck the Alliance, fuck them in their stupid asses.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Legolasses? Legoli?

    by ebonic_plague

  • July 22, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    battle scenes better be like Army Of Darkness

    by IAmLegolas

    "Let's get the hell out of here!"

  • July 22, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell as

    by onaps6453

    LLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY JENKINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • July 22, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    That funeral video is gold.

    by StarchildAD

    http://www. youtube .com/watch?v=IHJVolaC8pw

  • July 22, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Here's how the alliance will be casted!

    by ganymede3010

    They're not going with a night elf as a hunter that's been done to death. If they were smart they'd go with a dwarf hunter like in the vanilla wow cinematic. They're going to cast a human as the Mage, the Warrior will be a Dranei, and they'll go with a Night Elf Priest, and a Human Paladin. For the Horde, there will be an Orc Warlock, Undead Rogue, Blood Elf Death Knight, Troll Shadow Priest, and a Tauren Shaman. There you go Sam, now send me my god damn check for laying out the perfect cast for ya;)

  • July 22, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I vote, "maybe".

    by Royston Lodge

    There is MORE than enough backstory, races, and scenery in World of Warcraft to warrant a great fantasy movie.<p> But then again, there is more than enough backstory in the Spiderman comic books to make a great comic book movie, and look how Spiderman 3 turned out.<p> This is one of those classic "please don't fuck this up" moments.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    They should cast my Dwarf as the main character.

    by Royston Lodge

    "Humans are inbred hillbillies! Night Elves smell from all the dandelions they eat! Gnomes are nerdy little twerps! And Dranei should go back where they came from!" - This message brought to you by Ulf the Racist Dwarf.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    No droods, Gany?

    by ebonic_plague

    Sum bare is 4 fite! You know there's gonna be a damn nelf cat in there somewhere. <p> And don't feel too bad for those funeral procession jumpees. They could have had their little RP memorial in an area controlled by their faction, where they would have been safe. They went to a contested zone instead. Cue the QQ.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Unless Leroy Jenkins is a character, it'll be an epic fail.

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I also want a scene where . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . the characters stumble upon GM Island.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Just make sure the blood elves are fucking hotties...

    by Monkey_King

    not like the so-called elves in those two D&D films. Exotic-looking, slim and busty is what they should cast.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    sigh

    by REMcycle

    So, a draw to bring a ton of fat lonertards who never talk to one another into a theater where they're not allowed to talk to one another so they can watch a movie about a game they play in an effort to maybe talk to one another but then get scared to log off of because they'll be forced to talk to one another? Fun. Raimi should make a film version of "The Guild" from YouTube instead.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    The story about the bosses kid

    by liljuniorbrown

    Thats fucking disturbing man. I have no idea why but that just makes my heart hurt. Giving up a shot at pussy to play video games? Man I used to LOVE my old super nes and nintendo 64 games. When Playstation arrived and memory packs came out i was in heaven. But at no time in my life have I ever gave up on pussy to play video games. Even the prospect of getting laid was enough to make me ditch my friends and head to the theater or a party or what ever some chick wanted to do with me.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Bollocks to Spidey 4

    by Ecto-1

    I want Raimi shooting this now!!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Fucktards

    by vw86gti

    This is based on the Warcraft Universe, NOT WoW.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ^ This guy above me scares me.<p> Legolasses? Legoli? - Ebonic_Plague, that's funny!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Eff WoW.

    by TedKordLives

    Oblivion>WoW. <P> It's prolly just me, tho.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    At some point in a battle scene I want to hear

    by smackfu

    someone scream out 'More DOTS! MORE DOTS!!!'

  • July 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    WoW is one of the most worthless games EVER!!!

    by alienindisguise

    All it is is one colossal waste of time. A haven for chickenshit fat nerds who don't wanna venture out into the real world. The movie version will just be an lotr knockoff like every fantasy movie of the future will be.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    This is not Raimi's first Fantsy movie...

    by awardgiver

    Hello....Army of Darkness anyone? Thats the Sam Raimi I want. Forget "is this gonna be Spidey 2 or 3 Raimi". I want Army of Darkness Raimi Fantasy Goodness!

  • July 22, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Hopefully the movie will be based on Warcraft not World of Warcr

    by dixieflyer

    There is a massive difference in these games.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    All I can think is how D&D blew it

    by Continentalop

    Not just as a movie, but as potentially the biggest online game. <p> Seriously, if D&D put out an online game first that was any good people would have flocked to it first because of name value. And if they actually made a good movie, fuck, the D&D name would be up there with Star Wars and Marvel Comics for profitable licensing names. <p> But nope. They fucked up that one.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I hope the WoW movie

    by Continentalop

    Is 120 minutes of us watching people play Wow.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Did you hear?

    by TedKordLives

    There's something wrong with Esther. <P> Just wanted to make sure everyone got the memo.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    frozen01 you dumbass

    by drturing

    have you not fucking noticed that the biggest movies of all time are bloated, CGI heavy nerd properties made with massive budgets... As long as the resulting movie is good = success

  • July 22, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell as Leroy Jenkins...

    by IAmLegolas

    great idea! And he should just come into the scenes randomly, fcking the movie up.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I hope this movie isn't about a Boy and his Sword!

    by ganymede3010

  • July 22, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Hey, I actually liked the D&D movie.

    by ganymede3010

    Yes it was kinda corny, but really cool at the same time. Jeremy Irons was awesome in that film. Very underrated IMO.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I have a feeling...

    by spooky2k

    that Raimi will craft a great fantasy flick that does poorly just because of the name. I'd hope not, but alas, tis the way the cookie crumbles. <br> <br> WoW is successful but is it successful enough to garner untold millions in budget? I have my doubts.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    ...correction:

    by spooky2k

    Wow is successful as a videogame franchise but does that mean it'll be just as successful as a film? I have my doubts.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Visually, this movie will be another Avatar.

    by ganymede3010

    The landscapes in WoW are very rich and diverse with just about every fantasy element you think of. The flying mounts are going look incredible on film, as will the Tiger, Wolf and Raptor mounts. This movie will be LOTR on steroids.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    IT'S WARCRAFT NOT WoW!!!

    by hamster factor

    Sorry, but every single web site is reporting this dead wrong. The pres release never says anything about "world of warcraft" only "wacraft". A movie based on the original Warcraft lore makes a hell of a lot more sense, than a movie based on an MMO.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Is This...

    by HapaPapa72

    The game which gave us all this "pwned" shit? The one where some kid who wasn't allowed to play it anymore had a Rainman-type shit-fit on YouTube? Hmmm.....mmMEH!

  • July 22, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Sooooo, no Evil Dead 4 then?

    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    PASS! <p> WoW is fucking LAME. Get ready for the story of geeky kid who gets sucked into his computer and has to save the magical World of Warcraft... you know its true. <P> P.S. Fuck you Raimi! SM3 was an abortion! Thanks for the big "Fuck You" to your fans that have supported you since Evil Fucking Dead!

  • July 22, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    FUCK WARCRAFT WARHAMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by aclockworkkebab

    warhammer is so richer in potential

  • July 22, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie needs food badly

    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 22, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie is about to die.

    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 22, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    There's no way this could ever be better...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...(even with Raimi's involvement) than that hilarious WoW ep of South Park.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    There has never been a good video game movie

    by PixarsSUP

    Will WOW be the first? I think it has a good chance.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi

    by sagamanus

    Sam Raimi hasnt made a single good film. 1st spiderman film = tv movie; 2nd =big budget tv movie with a stupid octopus; 3rd = no words to describe it. Sam Raimi apoligized for the third one, he should instead apoligize for his entire body of work. The quick and the dead and drag me to hell are up there with the spiderman films as some of the worst films ever made. And as for warcraft, all its material is the refuse of a billion fantasy novels - made for ppl who dont read. They will have to redesign every single thing in the warcraft universe because not one of it is outside the realm of the absurd.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    David Lynch to direct RAGNAROK

    by ricarleite2

    It's like Eraserhead, but with endless pink blob thingies being killed.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    A good chance

    by sagamanus

    Haha. Hollywood buys properties so they dont have to work. The fact that the whole of the wow uni is so obscene in design will only propel them to try and put warcraft on screen as is, in an effort to capture the 11 mill subscribers that play the game(7 mil now). Warcraft doesnt even have a story or anything for that matter and can only be assembly line garbage. But then again if u liked tf2 u will like this.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    my version of ELEVATOR ACTION kicks ass...

    by Six Demon Bag

    dick tracy meets peckinpah

  • July 22, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    sam raimi news on official wow website. It's official guys.

    by Warcraft

    the official wow main website has the news right on the front page. www.worldofwarcraft.com

  • July 22, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    *SIGH*

    by cinemixtape.com

    Come on, Sam. Bruce isn't getting younger. WoW can wait a few years.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Yawn

    by kilik777

    Not the least bit excited. Please Raimi go back to horror fulltime. www.horrorphiliapodcast.blogspot.com

  • July 22, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    If you think big budget = great movie

    by Teddy Artery

    then you have no idea what great movies are all about.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Great news.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    That's all I ahve to say. Sorry I didn't use a thousand exclaimation marks.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi made A Simple Plan which was a great film

    by Lovecraftfan

    people here tend to always forget about. Very weird for supposed movie fans.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    evildead wow mash-up

    by Iwillsuckmegansthumbs

    imho... wouldnt it be great if ash's real name was leeroy jenkins, and the wow movie WAS actually it's own movie AND a sequel to the evil dead series, hell there are plenty of evil dead references already in wow, so it wouldn't be too far fetched to see ash in the wow movie, and sam could finally get us fanboys to stfu about evil dead 4, my money says that the programmers and management would go for this idea if done the right way, since they are probably fans of evil dead also,... just planting seeds here

  • July 23, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Poor Sam. He's trying to build a career and you shits

    by lockesbrokenleg

    keep reminding him he worked with Bruce Campbell.

  • July 23, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Pff

    by RamboJesus

    Sam Raimi wouldn't be where he is today without Bruce Campbell. I really don't think he's the best pick for this kind of movie though. I've always thought Blizzard should just get their CG team to put together a massive CG movie epic.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Finally!

    by Himmel

    It's good to see a WoW movie in the works. If a third of the players went to see it, it'll be a hit. Raimi will do a nice job.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    re: "Sam Raimi hasnt made a single good film"

    by hamster factor

    Are you FUCKING kidding me?? Evil Dead 2 is a classic for all time. you can disregard the rest of his career and pretend he made only that one movie - and I would still regard him as a genius.

  • July 23, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Spiderman 1-3 sucked balls. WOW is gonna blow chunks too.

    by effector12

  • July 23, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    LEEEROOOY JEEEENNNNKINSSS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

    by turketron_2

    I would watch!

  • July 23, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    With Ozzy Osbourne as the Prince of Darkness!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Wooooo...

  • July 23, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    And they gotta bring in Mr. T and Mini-Me!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 23, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I just don't get so many of you.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Warcraft with Bruce Campbell as a Human Warrior, Undead warriors with the personality and a budget to surpass Army of Darkness, all wrapped together with a budget and sense of humor that is perfectly Raimi. Those of you who don't understand this haven't played and of the Warcraft games. Raimi is the only one that can make this seem like something other than a Lord of the Rings ripoff and become the amazing film this franchise deserves.

  • July 23, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Porn version: WORLD OF WHORECRAFT

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 23, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    RamboJesus: Or, better yet . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    Make it one, big, improvised Machinima!

  • July 23, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    MrMystery

    by Stabby

    Is there a scene with ChocolateWoman getting gangbanged by Orcs?

  • July 23, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    An Alliance vs. Horde movie would suck goblin balls.

    by Royston Lodge

    The movie has to feature an uneasy truce between the Alliance and the Horde to defeat the Scourge, or some other third party villain. Then, at the end of the movie, the Horde breaks the truce, hard . . .

  • July 23, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg is a retard

    by dr sauch

    I think..we all...know why.

  • July 23, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Azlam Orlandu u r right

    by ominus

    raimi is perfect for this movie,and his AOD movie is the best example of it. <P>for the guys who havent played the warcraft games: <p>the Warcraft universe apart from ala LOTR epic/serious/fantasy aspect,it is also has strong elements of humour,pop reference and punksteam science. <p>one strong example why raimi is perfect: <p>in the game u can ride motorcycles,and throw boomsticks to undead enemies.remind u this of something?? <p>WOW has a lot of references about the AOD movie.hell it even has a quest for the player which is taken from the classic scene from the movie,where ash must retrieve the necronomicon and must choose the correct one from the 3 books. <p>raimi is perfect,he can even have his emo dances in the movie and nobody will complain because even the game have them :P

  • July 23, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I really think this is going to be amazing. How about you?

    by TonyStarkIronMan

    I think it's going to suck dead horses dick. Warcraft is the kind of boring shit I'd rather not see on the big screen, let alone on a computer. Raimi crapped out on Hobbit, so he has settled for something else with just as big a fan base. A fan base of sad fucks who don't leave the house. When I hear the word "Warcraft" I think of Cartman shitting in his moms face. But for all eternity.

  • July 23, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    You sir are an idiot

    by ominus

    over and out

  • July 23, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    We shall see.

    by Pompoulus

    Sam Raimi is a goddamn good start. But I wouldn't have thought this could be done. WE SHALL SEEEEEE.

  • July 23, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I still think the best movie he made is

    by ufoclub1977

    Evil Dead... not part 2. I don't like movies that try to be cute too much and keep winking and winking. The first one was raw, in your face, and funny in a not so pandering way.

  • July 23, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Raimi directing WOW

    by KingJeremy77

    This is the best news i've heard in a while!

  • July 23, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Simple Plan is a brilliant film

    by MattmanReturns

    Watched it the other day. The performances are superb and I love the cinematography and the subtle, natural build of the story. Easily Raimi's best film.

  • July 23, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Wow will be....

    by AbsoluteTruth

    The epic story of a lvl 22 Hunter who is on a quest to obtain 8 gorilla giblets in stranglethorne vale.

  • July 23, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    what about the unpublished Warcraft Adventures

    by ominus

    adventure videogame? <p>it never got released because it was considered by blizzard too dated to become a success. <p>it tells the story of Thralls origin,an orphan baby,raised by humans to fight in arenas and later he discovered his destiny and became the leader of his race,and the savior of Azeroth. <p>i think its a good story to translate into a movie,but ofc they will do the easy way,the allies will be the good guys and the orcs the bad ones.we dont want to confuse the average american audience do we?

  • July 23, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Anime anthology for Halo announced!

    by Johnno

    For those interested:<br> tinyurl.com/nqnfug

  • July 23, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Another Raimi movie that's not Evil Dead 4. Lame.

    by JuanSanchez

  • July 23, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    There'd better be a Tauren in it

    by manhog

    Fucking Moo!

  • July 23, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    CONSPIRACY

    by d_fens1969

    All three of you are fucking morons. All three of you should be strapped to your PCs, and not allowed to contribute to the human gene pool.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I hear it's going to be a trilogy and the first 2 films

    by RobertBaron

    are going to be about the characters leveling up. And the 3rd is going to be a 2 hour raid.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi couldn't..

    by MajorFrontbum

    ..direct houseguests to his lavatory. Oh wait, yes he can, he made those lame Spiderman movies didn't he?

  • July 23, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    NEW House of the WOLF MAN Trailer!!!

    by UrMomsMuff

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  • July 23, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

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  • July 23, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    NEW House of the WOLF MAN Trailer!!!

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  • July 23, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    NEW House of the WOLF MAN Trailer!!!

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  • July 24, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    So much hate on WoW fans

    by fatjesuschrysler

    No, they are not all nerdy, fat basement dwelling losers with no chance of ever getting laid. Among the people I PERSONALLY know that play WoW are doctors, executives and various other professional types, bartenders, housewives, I know couples who play together-next to each other, fathers who play with their kids. Men, women, children, heterosexuals, homosexuals, the list goes on and on! It does NOT appeal to one demographic alone. WoW is a cultural phenomenon! This movie will be huge!

  • July 24, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    And I forgot to add...

    by fatjesuschrysler

    Sam Raimi is PERFECT for this project!

  • Just call it "Warcraft", for God's sake! It's like no one remembers the original 3-game series. The title "WORLD of Warcraft" was used for the MMORPG because it took place in the world that the original games did. Fucking christ, Hollywood, it's not that hard.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Please don't suck

    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    I've loved all the warcraft games since warcraft II. No doubt there are fat nerds who raid 6 1/2 nights a week. There are also completely normal people who play. My wife and kids and I all play WoW together. It's great fun and nothing wrong with it unless you're the type to let it consume your life. I think it would work best if they started with the storyline from the first game and went from there with sequels. Granted at the time of the first game, the story was convoluted and has changed quite a bit since then, but it could be really good. Or it could be a steaming pile of shit.....

  • July 24, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Will there be running?

    by beerbeastredux

    3/4 of the game will involve running. And then running back to their corpses

  • July 25, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Yep

    by WhoWha

    Just what the world needs: A fucking World of Warcraft movie. Nothing like two hours of watching a fat, pimple-ridden geek playing an RPG in his mom's basement. Maybe they'll cast Harry as the fat, pimple-ridden geek, since that's about all he's good for.

  • July 25, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    That gigantic tree is cool...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...even if they did rip it off from Norse mythology, and of course, Marvel Comics... and a little from Robert Silverberg... and.... etc. I think this movie could be brilliant is, like WhoWha suggested it IS just 2 hours of a fat, pocky-faced nerd playing a game on an old Dell in his mom's basement. The action would be interrupted only when said geek went to the minifridge to grab another Red Bull or to the microwave to nuke another Hot Pocket.

  • July 26, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    LEEEEEEEROOOOOY ernJENKINNNNSSSSS!!!

    by DocPazuzu

    No Leeroy = Fail.

  • July 26, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    My hopes..

    by jaxjagz911

    as a retardedly addicted WoW player who only plays Horde.. is that since the movie is from the Alliance perspective that perhaps the movie starts out focusing on the Alliance vs. Horde but works it's way into possibly having them work together against one of the bigger badder evils in the game. Perhaps Illidan? There is so much lore within the game itself that they can choose one of hundreds of possibilities to base a script on. I would hope they actually decide to use the warcraft lore itself rather than coming up with something new and retarded.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Raimi is now dead to me. Seriously.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I MEAN COME THE FUCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Warcraft? A fucking film about Warcraft? This guy made the three Evil Dead films for Grud's sake. He made A Simple Plan and Darkman. I thought it was bad news when he took on the insipid Spiderman big budget, empty Hollywood spectacle productions, fuck me they were awful - then he gets our hopes up with the talk about Drag Me To Hell - but then he goes and makes the thing shit. Seriously shit. And now THIS??? Sammy, Sammy, Sammy. I've given you several chances since A Simple Plan, your last good film. You've broken my heart every time, and I can now only conclude that you in fact died shortly after ASP was filmed and Ted, in his grief, cut off your face and has been wearing it out and about, signing contracts and making films in your name. It's the only possible explanation. RIP, man.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Come on, guys! You can't just give up on the world...

    by Henry Fool

    ...of Warcraft

  • July 28, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    AND THIS is the main reason

    by ominus

    why raimi is the perfect director for the movie: <p>http://tinyurl.com/klpgq9 <p>brilliant ;)

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