Warcraft Movie Will be Written by ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Screenwriter

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We just got heads up for who will be in charge of the story in the ‘Warcraft’ movie. Yup! Blizzard’s big bad game is moving on to the big screen. Director Sam Raimi talked to MTVNews about how he will tackle the ‘Warcraft’ movie and who will pen the story, while also giving us an idea of the overall process as of now:

“We want to be really faithful to the game…to the Horde and the Alliance and the mythology that takes place in the game, and the archetypes that the game presents. I think we would try and find touchstones within the game to make it accurate and true and choose one or some of the lands that are portrayed in the game with as much accuracy and authenticity as possible.

“But 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.”

Robert Rodat previous work was ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘The Patriot’. He had this to say about writing for the ‘Warcraft’ movie:

“I’ve never made a video game movie, but my approach would be to work with the best character writer I can find, which in this case is Robert Rodat, and tell a great character story within the fantastic environment of the world of WarCraft, while staying true to their mythology.”

Well there you have it, either some of you are going to sleep happy or will be raging on the internet. I think this is a wonderful choice for the ‘Warcraft’ movie, but still videogame to movie usually tend to suck.

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