Charles Leavitt to Rewrite World of Warcraft


Legendary Pictures is moving forward with their World of Warcraft feature film, bringing aboard screenwriter Charles Leavitt to provide a rewrite. Variety has the news, saying that a search will soon be on for a new director, replacing the formerly attached Sam Raimi.

Blizzard Entertainment’s “Warcraft” universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, “Warcraft” has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more. “World of Warcraft,” Blizzard Entertainment’s subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world.

Leavitt is best known for films like K-Pax, Blood Diamond and the upcoming The Seventh Son.

There’s no announced timeframe for the World of Warcraft film, but the trade notes that a 2014 release is possible if things get moving quickly.