According to Variety Sam Raimi just signed on to direct Warcraft. This is a live action version of the popular video game franchise World of Warcraft.

Legendary Pictures and the game's publisher Blizzard Entertainment are currently getting the production off the ground. Warner Bros. will be co-financing and distributing the film.

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Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) will also be on board as a producer.

Raimi will be overseeing Warcraft in its development stages. He plans to helm this project after he shoots Spider-Man 4 for Columbia Pictures.

The mythology behind Warcraft centers on the battle between the Horde and the Alliance. The game came out in 1994 and its fanbase has only grown. The most recent game Wrath of the Lich King sold over 2.8 million copies the first day it was released. Within the first month it sold over 4 million copies.

"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," Raimi stated.