Sam Raimi’s a pretty busy fellow. He’s got a lot of movies on his plate including the upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful, which looks delightful. However, it appears he’s got one less thing to worry about. One less really, really big thing. During Comic-Con Raimi reported that he was no longer attached to the World of Warcraft movie.
While speaking to CraveOnline Raimi said, “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.”
This all sounds a bit odd because we haven’t heard about the WoW movie in forever and Blizzard Entertainment hasn’t been on the hunt for a new director as far as anyone knows. If they were really in a rush we probably would have heard something by now. Whatever the reasoning it’s another step back for the film, which as been “in production” since 2009. Can’t really blame Raimi for moving on when he had other projects he wanted to work on.[CraveOnline, via /Film]