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Sam Raimi to direct live-action Warcraft movie. This is happening.

Posted in Movie, WoW with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2009 by mornaur

More than three years after Blizzard announced their intentions to produce a live-action feature film based on the Warcraft universe, and after a fairly long news drought regarding the issue, it has come to light that director Sam Raimi of Evil Dead and Spider-man fame, has been sign on to direct the film.

This movie still has my vote to be the first successful (critically and commercially) film based off a video game. When they initially announced the Prince of Persia film, I was hoping that would be the first one, but looking at it now, I highly doubt it. I’ve got confidence that Blizzard has enough pride in their work that they would not allow a sub-par product to ship.

The film will be produced jointly by Blizzard and Legendary Pictures (300, The Dark Knight, Watchmen), and distributed by Warner Bros. Per previous announcements made many years back, this movie will not lack in the budget department. Blizzard initially reported that the movie’s budget would exceed $100 million. With all the big names being tacked onto the movie thus far, I would not doubt it.

In terms of plot, Blizzard originally stated that it will not be one of the main plotlines from within Warcraft lore, although it may run concurrent to one of them. The main character will most likely also not be one of the well-known ones from the game. It’ll be interesting to see what Blizzard comes up with.

Hit the jump for a copy of the article covering it and the official press release from Blizzard.
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The End of the World… of Warcraft

Posted in WoW on February 9, 2009 by mornaur

You knew this was coming. An entry about WoW. In fact, I’m pretty sure Jesse actually wanted one when he asked me to write some stuff for the revived GA blog. Well, here it is. The title of the entry may be a bit deceptive. I’d be a pretty big emo bitch if I were to say WoW is on a decline. While you could make arguments that certain aspects of the game may not be as shiny as they used to be, the game overall is still striving hard, beating the shit out of any other MMO that tries to stick their foot into the door. I mean, look at Age of Conan. Poor, poor Age of Conan. The title is not to say that WoW is ending. The title is there to say WoW needs to end.

I played WoW for a hella long time. Although I was barely playing at all toward the end, I still ended up with three level 70s (pre-WotLK), and two level 60s from the vanilla days. A lot of time was invested into those characters, and a lot of good times were had. My characters are all there, ready to be picked up and leveled to 80 if I so chose to dive back into Azeroth. So why would I want the demise of the game?

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