Sam Raimi To Helm “Warcraft” Film

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” “Drag Me to Hell”) has signed on to direct the upcoming feature film based on the award-winning Warcraft® universe.

Starting out as several award-winning PC games in 1994, the Warcraft universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. It expanded into novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games and the famous multiplayer online role-playing game ‘World of Warcraft’.

The film will fall under Legendary Pictures’ co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. Casting and release details will be coming shortly.

Raimi, Charles Roven, Alex Gartner, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Joshua Donen will produce while Robert Tapert will serve as executive producer.