World Of Warcraft Movie Gets Director

Orcs on the big screen In Raimi we trust…

Blizzard Entertainment has teamed up with Legendary Pictures (The Dark Knight, The Hangover) to hire Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Drag Me To Hell) as director of the upcoming Warcraft movie.

“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.”

We love Raimi, but we’re definitely skeptical of this one. While the script may be fantastic and action-packed, isn’t World of Warcraft all about hunting demons and fishing for hours on end?

Also, have you ever seen Box Office Mojo’s chart of Video Game Adaptations?  Not a lot of box office smashes there…

The last thing before I take off my cynic hat, but what was the last movie based on a game that you really enjoyed? We’ll give you a few minutes.