Sam Raimi to direct World of Warcraft movie

Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announced in a joint press release today that Sam Raimi is set to be the director of the upcoming Warcraft movie.

"At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story," said Raimi. "I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen."

Charles Roven (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins) has been confirmed as producer, whilst Blizzard's senior vice president of creative development, Chris Metzen, will co-produce the movie.

"From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the mainstream audience that might be experiencing that content for the first time. We're looking forward to working with him to achieve that here."

With Sam Raimi penned as director, expect to see Bruce Campbell making a guest appearance as a mighty, zombie slaying paladin at some point in the movie.