Sam Raimi not Attached to Warcraft Movie Anymore

We have covered the plans for a Warcraft movie in the past, so I thought some of you might be interested in knowing that Crave Online brings back word from Comic-Con that Sam Raimi, director of Evil Dead and the Tobey Maguire Spider-man movies, is not involved in the production anymore. The word comes from the man himself:
(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,) Raimi said. (They had to start making it.)

Interestingly, we cannot find any reports of Bilzzard Entertainment speaking with other directors, or even confirming that Raimi is out. This, from Raimi directly, which he told us as he was leaving the press conference room, is the first we've heard of the news.

While disappointing, it is understandable that a director with many offers would eventually have to choose one, and that it might preclude the other. As Raimi fans we're glad he has such high class offers to choose from in the first place.

As long as it doesn't end up in the hands of Uwe Boll, I'm sure it will be an improvement over RPG movies "masterpieces" such as Dungeons & Dragons and the Dungeon Siege movie.