While Hollywood director Sam Raimi is keen to make a World of Warcraft movie, whether he made it soon was always going to come down to the result of a tussle for his attention between it and another project.
And it looks like that other project - Disney's Oz: The Great And Powerful - has won out, Raimi reportedly making a commitment to make that his next movie. With production not due to begin until early next year, that would push serious work on a World of Warcraft movie back...well, a very long time.
We're hesitant to label it a delay, though, as Raimi himself said only recently that the World of Warcraft movie was "still a long ways away", on account of the film's script and characters still being very much a work in progress. So think of it more as a guideline to when you can expect any progress on the movie.
Sam Raimi Commits To Disney 'Oz' Take, While 'Rabbit Hole' Scribe Will Rewrite [Deadline New York] [image: Getty Images]