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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Warcraft: The Movie?

While I am admittedly a World Of Warcraft geek I cannot say whether or not I think making a movie of the game would be a good idea! I do know we would definitely be renting it to see what it was all about, but as far as it being a hit idk! lol

Sam Raimi thinks so

With Mark Wahlberg's noir video game flick Max Payne debuting atop the box-office chart, Hollywood is once again clamoring to find other game properties to slap on celluloid. It's a risky gamble -- for every Tomb Raider blockbuster lies a thousand House of the Dead flops.

So if you're going to turn a video game into a film, it helps if you're already good at this sort of thing. And it doesn't hurt if you pick as popular a game as possible.

It's no wonder, then, that gamers and cinephiles alike are excited at the news of Spider-Man director Sam Raimi praising the big-screen possibilities of beloved multiplayer game, World of Warcraft. In a spirited MTV article exploring the problems behind video game movies, Raimi weighed in by explaining why games tend to be tougher to turn into compelling flicks than comics.

"In the world of video games, it's usually more of an environment or a scenario, not character-based ... but they certainly could [be better]. There's 'World of Warcraft' -- what an awesome video game! It has such great, adventurous characters in it and such fantastic landscapes and rules. ... You could make a brilliant 'World of Warcraft' movie -- as fine as any of the best superhero movies -- if you had the right writers and directors."

Such as...Sam Raimi? While he has yet to announce any formal plans to make a WoW film, we couldn't think of a better man for the job who ISN'T Peter Jackson. But with news of two more Spider-Man films on the way, the chances are looking slim.

For now.



  1. I don't see a lot of movies at the theater. I like to wait for either Pay per view or dvd. People irritate me with the talking and coughing and chewing popcorm. LOL (OMG, I'm OLD!)

    But anything with 'MarkyMark' is destined to be a hit. He's a great actor. Did you ever see that 3 Kings (I think it was) with George Clooney? Or Fear w/ Reese Witherspoon?

  2. I have to agree with you on that I am not a big fan of the theater either! It has been years since we actually saw a movie anywhere, but at home.

    I like "MarkyMark" also. I think he is kinda sexy and I agree almost anything he is in becomes a hit. Oh yes those were both great movies!!