And now, according to AICN, he’s attached to make a movie based on this World of Warcraft thing that I’ve heard so much about.
I’m not a gamer at all. I have no skill in the area and no patience for them–especially role-playing games such as this. So this news doesn’t mean much to me, except I always like to here that Raimi is making anything–and certainly something in the high fantasy genre seems like something he could do some very cool things with.
But, like I said, I haven’t had much exposure to it, so maybe he’s not the right guy and will horribly destroy it for its legions of devoted fans by making it too jokey and yuck-yuck. I could see it happening. (However, as a non-fan, a yuck-yuck-high fantasy picture directed by Sam Raimi sounds awesome…and kind of like a new breed of Army of Darkness.)
No idea what this means for the fate of Spider-Man 4, though. I assume it’s still going ahead.
(UPDATE: Variety reports that this will be Raimi’s next directorial effort after the next Spider-Man. Looks like there will be a bit of a wait with this one)
Anyway, Warcraft fans, Raimi fans, I invite you to share your thoughts on this matter. Good, bad, indifferent? How’s this one sound?