WARCRAFT Gets a War-Torn Writer
Okay, maybe not war-TORN, exactly, but the guy has cut his teeth on a couple of war movies, namely SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and THE PATRIOT (not the Steven Seagal one). In a phoner interview with Sam Raimi, MTV got some information about the upcoming WARCRAFT film out of the director. One of the revelations Raimi gave them was that Oscar nominated Robert Rodat was working on the screenplay, something the screenwriter’s agents confirmed.
Raimi also spoke on the story for the film. It will be an original story based in the game’s universe, contrary to the early rumors that it would be based on the “Arthas: Rise of the Lich King” book.
Says Raimi about his and Rodat’s approach to the film:
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.
WARCRAFT is set for release sometime in 2011.