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World of Warcraft movie: from computer screen to big screen, with 'Spider-Man's Sam Raimi to directBy Olivia SmithDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 9:31 AM Blizzard Entertainment/APAn image from the videogame 'World of Warcraft.' It's set to get the star treatment as a feature film.Related NewsArticlesMichael Jackson rehearsal footage poised for the big screen'Harry Potter' swings past 'Spider-Man 3' Movie tie-ins hype HasbroReal-life Quidditch: It's not just for wizards anymoreBoy wizard's fans are aghast as film makes much of the book disappearHollywood's romantic comedies are begging for a break-upThe man behind the "Spider-Man" movies is ready for war.Sam Raimi, director of the top-grossing "Spider-Man" films, has signed on to direct a film adaptation of the wildly popular videogame "World of Warcraft," reports.

"At its core, 'Warcraft' is a fantastic, action-packed story," Raimi said in a statement.

The director, who has headed up all the Spider-Man flicks including the upcoming "Spider-Man 4," is known for bringing three-dimensional life to the comic books characters.

Now he's taking on material with an even less flesh and blood story: a videogame.Raimi's most recent effort, "Drag Me to Hell," garnered critical praise as a fun, tightly-paced take on the horror genre, with Daily News critic Joe Neumaier writing, "This is how it's done."The first three "Spider-Man" movies are all in the top-20 top grossing films of all time, with the original "Spider-Man" leading the franchise in the number 8 spot after raking in $407,681,000 in the U.S.The upcoming World of Warcraft flick also likely has a built-in audience, starting with millions of fans of the game.The movie will build off the videogame's central conflict, between the Horde and the Alliance.

Known as a multiplayer online role-playing game, players create a character avatar and interact with other players on the Web, forming guilds, fighting monsters, and amassing skills that help them complete quests.First released in 1994, it's by far the dominant video game of its kind, with 11.5 million monthly subscribers.

"Wrath of the Lich King," the most recent expansion version, sold 2.8 million copies the day it was released in November 2008, and went on to sell 4 million copies in its first month.

The movie-deal was initially inked back in 2006 between Legendary Pictures, which has a co-production and financing arrangement with Warner Bros., and Blizzard Entertainment, which publishes the game.

"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.

Raimi will oversee development of the project, and begin shooting once he wraps "Spider-Man 4," which goes into production next year.Ads by Yahoo!EmailPrintRssShareDiggStumbleUponFacebookSee all share links >>Del.icio.usMixxRedditPropellerNewsvineFurl
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