warcraftSam Raimi, director of “Spider man”, had agreed to direct a movie based on the world of Warcraft online game and fantasy universe.

It is expected to start shooting a fourth of this fall and set to release in 2011.

Sam signing with “World of Warcraft” makes the film one of the strongest bets on the Warner schedule as early as 2012.

Blizzard Entertainment, which introduced its first Warcraft game in 1994, began developing the current film version with legendary three years ago. With more than 11 million monthly subscribers, the Warcraft series has been widely described as the most heavily played of the multiplayer online games, which pit players against one another via the Internet.

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