August 2, 2012
Legendary Pictures is moving forward with their World
of Warcraft feature film, bringing aboard screenwriter
Charles Leavitt to provide a rewrite. Variety has the
news, saying that a search will soon be on for a new
director, replacing the formerly attached Sam Raimi.
Blizzard Entertainment's "Warcraft" universe is a rich
fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict
between the opposing forces of the Horde and the
Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, "Warcraft" has
developed a loyal following across the globe, with
several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range
of popular licensed products including novels, action
figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more.
"World of Warcraft," Blizzard Entertainment's
subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-
playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most
popular game of its kind in the world.
Leavitt is best known for films like K-Pax, Blood
Diamond and the upcoming The Seventh Son.
There's no announced timeframe for the World of
Warcraft film, but the trade notes that a 2014 release
is possible if things get moving quickly.