Monday, October 12, 2009 at 5:18PM
Sam Raimi divulged a little bit of information about the highly anticipated World of Warcraft movie adaptation during a phone interview last week with MTV. In addition to laying out a general blueprint for how the movie will operate, he always named a screenwriter.
Robert Rodat - best known for his Saving Private Ryan screenplay - will write the script for the film, which will just be called Warcraft. What we won't get is a familiar story, but rather a concept that works as a movie within the, well, world of Warcraft.
"We want to be really faithful to the game. We would have our writer, Robert Rodat, really craft an original story within that world that feels like a World of WarCraft adventure. Only obviously it's very different 'cause it's expanded and translated into the world of a motion picture."Raimi adds that there are "touchstones" within the games, things that absolutely have to be included for the film to appease hardcore fans, but this statement tells us that the director understands that Warcraft can't just exist as it is and be a great film. It's been true of every video game so far, and Warcraft presents an even bigger hurdle because of how many diehard acolytes the game has.