Saving Private Ryan’s screenwriter picked for Warcraft movie

The recently revealed director of the Warcraft movie, Sam Raimi, mentioned during a chat with MTV that Robert Rodat of Saving Private Ryan fame has been brought on board to pen the story. When doing a movie like this, Raimi said he would want to find the best character writer he could, which he believes Rodat is, and tell “a great character story within the fantastic environment of the world of WarCraft.”

No actual details about the story came up but Raimi did say they “want to be really faithful to the game…to the Horde and the Alliance and the mythology that takes place in the game, and the archetypes that the game presents. I think we would try and find touchstones within the game to make it accurate and true and choose one or some of the lands that are portrayed in the game with as much accuracy and authenticity as possible.”

Did the movie’s chances of not being a complete throwaway just somewhat improve?

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