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Spiderman director plans World of Warcraft movie

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-23

US film director, Sam Raimi, is to make a movie in the popular World of Warcraft realm. It will be the first video game adapt for the Spiderman and Evil Dead director. The game is hugely popular and gathers over 10 million players online.

AFP - Acclaimed director Sam Raimi has been hired to make a movie based on the role-playing fantasy video game "World of Warcraft," entertainment industry press reports said Wednesday.
  
Raimi, best known for directing the trilogy of blockbuster "Spider-Man" superhero movies as well as classic 1981 horror film "The Evil Dead," will shoot the film after completing work on "Spider-Man 4," Daily Variety said.
  
"World of Warcraft" is a multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Southern California company Blizzard Entertainment and set in a fantasy world featuring monsters, humans, zombies and magical lands.
  
The franchise was first launched in 1994 and currently has more than 11 million monthly subscribers worldwide, holding the Guinness World Record for most-subscribed multiplayer online game.

Date created : 2009-07-23

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