It was announced today that Sam Raimi, director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man series is on board to direct a big screen adaption of World of Warcraft, the massively popular online multiplayer game that is blamed for laziness and break-ups around the globe.
I had only heard inklings about this project and had no idea they were so ready to choose a director, but there you have it. From what I understand about the game (very little) there isn’t much plot. But there’s a huge overworld they’ve created, with different locations and missions, so perhaps these will be incorporated strongly into the films plot. You have that and include the different races that inhabit this world, and you’ve got yourself what’s doomed to be a Lord of the Rings emulation.
But having a respectable director on board (read: one that isn’t Uwe Boll) really helps this project’s legitimacy, so perhaps it will be awesome. Regardless, expect there to be a mass geek exodus from Parent’s Basements across America on opening night.