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Sam Raimi exits World of Warcraft film

Sam Raimi is no longer on board an upcoming World of Warcraft film, the director has revealed.

“Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft anymore because when I took the Oz job, they had to move on to another director. They had to start making it," Raimi told Crave Online at San Diego Comic Con.

Raimi did not reveal who has been chosen to replace him, despite his suggestion that the project has gone into production. Maybe Duncan Jones will get his chance?

The prolific producer - who is best known for Evil Dead and first three Spider-man films as well as TV series Xena, Hercules and Spartacus - has been attached to the World of Warcraft film since mid-2009.

The production is a joint effort of Blizzard and Legendary Pictures, and is being produced by Charles Roven, the man behind the Nolan Batman trilogy along with Blizzard's Chris Metzen.

The publisher has promised the film is still happening despite slow progress but said it has to be done right.

Thanks, IGN.

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