July 30, 2012
WoW Movie: Sam Raimi is Out
First announced in 2006 the World of Warcraft Movie has been simmering away on the Blizzard radar, with recent projects such as the release of Diablo III and the impending releases of WoW and StarCraft expansions: Mists of Pandaria and heart of the swarm, you will forgive me for being a bit out of the loop and forgetting that this was even in the pipeline.
Recently however, there has been alot of talk surrounding the movie with the news that Sam Raimi was no longer in the frame for directing it. At the San Diego Comic-Con he was quoted as saying “Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore, because when I took the Oz job they had to move on to another director”, he then went on to say “They had to start making it”. With Sam Raimi going off to work on ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’, this leaves the field wide-open for speculation on who will be coming in to take his place and get the movie back on track.
Blizzard haven’t said anything on this as yet… Let the speculation begin.