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Raimi Taking on 'World of Warcraft'

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Jul 23, 2009 | 4:09am EDT

Director Sam Raimi has been given the challenge of bringing popular fantasy game World of Warcraft to the big screen for a new movie.

The Spider-Man filmmaker has signed on to take charge of the live-action movie adaptation along with The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven.

Raimi is excited at the prospect of tackling the sci-fi franchise, about the battle between the Horde and the Alliance, saying, "At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story."

Production on World of Warcraft is expected to begin once Raimi wraps work on the forthcoming Spider-Man 4 next year, reports Variety.com.

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