sam_raimiBlizzard announced that the upcoming (and already highly anticipated World of Warcraft movie) will be directed by Sam Raimi, the famed director behind the Spider Man franchise. Blizzard say that one of the main reasons why Raimi was chosen for the WoW movie is the fact that he “clearly demonstrated a genius” for adapting fictional universes for the big screen.

“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.”

“Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures have a shared vision for this film and we searched at length to find the very best director to bring that vision to life,” said Paul Sams, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment. “From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the mainstream audience that might be experiencing that content for the first time. We’re looking forward to working with him to achieve that here.”

The World of Warcraft movie will be co-produced and co-financed by Legendary pictures but, for now, there are no other details about the movie, but Blizzard promise to keep us updated as development progresses. And they already have a great director to start with, so I think we can agree that they want high quality.