I’ve never played the game, but I thought this might be something others would be interested in. The fact that Uwe Boll even got into the same room with anyone from Blizzard has to send cold shivers down the backs of any fans, but Raimi never turns out bad work, so he’s probably a good choice.
I just wonder if hadcore fans will harp on the accuracy of every tiny detail.
I wonder if Blizzard will release a 30 minute sequel three months after the release of the World of Warcraft movie that changes, nay, rapes, the movie’s storyline and “rebalances” the combat in the first movie so that the paladins always win.
From what I’ve read, they’re planning on a story that takes place in the timeline between Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. The (lead) screenwriter is Chris Metzen, the guy who’s been in charge of Warcraft lore for years; hopefully the story will be true to the established lore. I also read something about it being alliance-centric (or at least human-centric). Note that this is old info, and probably subject to change.
I’m glad that they got Sam Raimi on board to direct it. I was worried that they’d settle for someone terrible like Uwe Boll.
To be honest, I’m not sure that the licenses Boll gets his hands on are a result of the rights holders going, “We want to make a movie, and we want you to do it.” It’s more a matter of Boll approaching them and going, “Hey, I want to make a movie with your license,” and they respond with, “Huh? That old thing? Well, hey, it’s extra money, so whatever.” And Boll begins chuckling villainously. When someone actually has an interest in the quality of the movie, like Blizzard, they would be insane to let him near it.
(The sad thing is I actually found In The Name Of The King to be a lot of fun. But Jason Statham’s awesome, so.)