Blizzcon: World of Warcraft Cataclysm Trailer & The Worgen Environment…

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August 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 3 comments.

Update: Spidey 4 writer signs on to film; Sam Raimi tapped to direct World of Warcraft movie….

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Update: 10/14- Spidey IV writer is also on board reports SciFiWire:

On Monday, we reported that director Roland Emmerich was waiting for screenwriter Robert Rodat to finish his script for Foundation, based on Isaac Asimov’s series of books; now we learn that Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) will also write Warcraft, Sam Raimi’s upcoming adaptation of the World of Warcraft MMORPG….

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Fidgit:

…Variety reports that the World of Warcraft movie is finally underway with the appointment of Sam Raimi as the director.

The [production] team boasts an impressive pedigree: In addition to the director of “Spider-Man,” the partners have added “The Dark Knight” producer Charles Roven to the creative mix. The plan is for Raimi to supervise development of “Warcraft” and shoot the picture after he completes work on “Spider-Man 4.”

Variety:

…The “Warcraft” universe features an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance. The game has developed a global following since its launch in 1994 and shows no signs of slowing. Its most recent expansion, “Wrath of the Lich King,” sold more than 2.8 million copies in the first day of release and more than 4 million its first month.

“Warcraft” is “emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which our studio is best known,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov. The deal revives a long-dormant pact made by Legendary and Blizzard for a film adaptation of the game (Daily Variety, May 8, 2006).

“At its core, ‘Warcraft’ is a fantastic, action-packed story,” Raimi said in a statement….

Press Release from Blizzard after the break:

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July 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. 5 comments.

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