World of Warcraft to become movie

The director of the Spider-Man film franchise is set to transform World of Warcraft into a movie.

Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures says Sam Raimi has signed on to direct Warcraft, a live-action film based on the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game which allows players to become such characters as orcs, trolls, humans and dwarves.

Raimi is best known for directing The Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogy.

He most recently wrote and directed Drag Me To Hell.