After director Sam Raimi revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that he had left the World of Warcraft movie production team, doubts surfaced about the continued future of the project. Now we’ve heard that Charles Leavitt is penning a new script for the adaptation of Blizzard’s highly successful 2004 MMO.
Charles Leavitt is perhaps best known for writing Blood Diamond and The Express. He joins the team at Legendary Entertainment to try to drag the World of Warcraft adaptation out of development hell. The film was first announced in 2006, yet the earliest it can possibly release is likely around 2015, Variety reports.
Legendary is also working on adaptations of Mass Effect and Gears of War.
This news comes on the same day that Blizzard revealed a drop in World of Warcraft subscriber numbers from 10.2 million (March 2015) to 9.1 million (end of June 2015). The next expansion, Mists of Pandaria, hits stores on September 25.
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