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Sam Raimi directing World of Warcraft movie

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Dead Winter, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter STAHP

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    BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® AND LEGENDARY PICTURES SIGN SAM RAIMI TO DIRECT UPCOMING WARCRAFT® MOVIE

    Raimi, acclaimed director of the blockbuster Spider-Man series, will bring the forces of the Horde and the Alliance to life in epic live-action film. Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment will produce alongside Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment.



    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 22, 2009 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

    Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative filmmaking style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night. He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, 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."

    Charles Roven’s producing talents were recently seen with last summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight, which grossed in excess of $1 billion, was nominated for eight Academy Awards® and won two. His body of work also includes the widely acclaimed Batman Begins and the sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys. Roven, with Atlas producing partner Alex Gartner, will be producing with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, Legendary’s Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni, Raimi and Raimi’s producing partner Joshua Donen. Raimi’s partner, Robert Tapert, will be an Executive Producer and Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Chris Metzen, a Co-Producer.

    "Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary's mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers" said Legendary’s Tull. "Sam's passion for 'Warcraft' is undeniable and we know that he will create an incredible film worthy of Blizzard's phenomenal franchise. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at Warner Bros. and continuing our successful relationship with Chuck in bringing this rich new world to the screen."

    "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."

    "Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft has become a second home for millions of players and Sam’s experience and talent make him the perfect director for this remarkable and action-packed world," said Atlas’ Roven. "Alex and I are proud to be working with Sam and re-teaming with our friends at Legendary and Warner Bros."

    The film will fall under Legendary Pictures’ co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. "Warcraft is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which our studio is best known. We have enjoyed great success with our partners at Legendary, and this is an incredible opportunity for us to work with Sam on a project that is so eagerly anticipated by so many," said Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

    Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, Warcraft has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more. World of Warcraft®, Blizzard Entertainment’s subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world. Its most recent expansion, Wrath of the Lich King™, is the fastest-selling PC game of all time, with more than 2.8 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of availability and more than 4 million in its first month.

    Further details about the upcoming Warcraft movie, including cast and targeted release date, will be revealed as development progresses.
     
  2. Chromatose

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    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    I'm still confused why World of World needs TWO UNIQUE FLAVORS OF MOUNTAIN DEW

    I mean, I don't think Mt Dew has made a new flavor yet that has been worthwhile, but is each one different enough in its own way or is it more of a color label thing so nerds can guzzle down the appropriate drink MADE JUST FOR THEM? I don't see how they could be that creative with flavoring so it's likely rebranded other flavors or just loads of food coloring. What happens if you play World of Warcraft on one side but really hate that flavor but the other one is better they would be so torn.

    The commercial really confuses me too because they imply women play vidya games.
     
  4. Swabs

    Swabs HAHA COOL

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    Surprisingly enough the Warcraft universe has a lot of backstory and lore, so if done well the movie could touch LOTR levels of epicness.... If done well.
     
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    This is what I'm thinking, Swabs...I'm with you. WoW lore and backstory is pretty damn epic and is actually sometimes even cooler than what we've got now. I really hope they do it well and don't just make a live action video game out of it, but instead expand on the entire story.

    That said, this guy has a point.

    LMAO @ "If they fuck this up, there's gonna be tons of geeks rioting in the streets, dual-wielding protest signs and trying to light fireballs with lighters and cans of air freshener."

     
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  6. Chromatose

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    Super Mario Bros, now that was a great video game movie.
     
  7. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    They'll all ICQ and tweet a protest point, but when they go outside, the sun will hurt their eyes and they'll run back to the warm glow of their LCDs.

    I don't think we have anything to worry about.
     
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    VFT. :headbang:

    I'll admit, WoW does have a lot of lore. The problem with the movie is, they'll only have a 2 1/2 hour time frame to try and touch on one specific piece of it. This movie won't appease anyone, I guarantee it.
     
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    ANYONE

    The nerds'll hate it for that very reason, the non-nerds will hate it for every other reason other than that one. I have less interest in a World of Warcraft movie than I did in the Sex In The City movie.


    Well maybe that's a slight exaggeration. But you get my point.
     
  10. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Having a lot of lore doesn't make it good lore. I've kept up with Warcraft since the second game, and the story line has always been absolutely fucking horrible.

    At least what Gul'Dan was doing was half ass interesting, it all went down the toilet with Warcraft 3 and that little Arthas bastard.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. To hell with WoW
     
  12. DarkNoise

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    I may watch it on Netflix when it becomes available under watch instantly. But that's only because of Raimi's involvement. He's proven that he can cross genres very well in my mind, so I'm sure he'll do great at directing. It's just everything else that looks bleak.
     
  13. Lies and Perfidy

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    Warcraft lore got kinda shat on starting with Burning Crusade, for the sake of game mechanics/profitability. Fair enough, but it's a shit story with some bright points (the human-Scourge focused Northrend arc and the whole Yogg-Saron thing.)

    I say without hesitation that four or five of my guildmates and I could write better WoW novels than anything Blizzard has put their stamp on. Which isn't really saying much, mind you.

    Regardless, with the right amount of camp (more than Spiderman, less than Army of Darkness) this could be a really fun movie. I also hope Bruce Campbell gets a role.
     
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    didnt much care for LoTR, and the Spiderman movies are just awful emo garbage. also have never played 1 second of any warcraft game, and i generally dont like the 'fantasy' genre. probably wont be seeing this one.
     
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    and you call yourself a wizard....
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Could be great. But they wont make it correctly.
    It could be epic and dark as shit.
    LOTR movies are some of the best ever. because they made it dark, epic, long. And didnt add any stupid comedy.
    That's what nerds like myself want in a fantasy movie. Focus on badass characters with flaws. costumes have to be perfect. Tired of the clean looking fantasy movies.
     
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    Fixed.
     
  18. Lord Foul

    Lord Foul I don't spank men

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    Seen the early casting news for HBO's series of A Game of Thrones?

    Dinklage is Tyrion: [​IMG]

    Pretty much exactly like I imagined him looking.

    Boromir is playing Ned Stark (not exactly how I imagined him looking, but a big name)
     
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    O, I thought you said Tirion, as in Tirion motherfucker Fordring.

    I almost laughed myself to death.
     
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    Will be awful.
     

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