Sam Raimi to direct World of Warcraft movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Forget Spider-Man: Director Sam Raimi has signed on to direct Warcraft, the live-action film adaptation of the fantasy MMORPG World of Warcraft, Variety reported:

Legendary Pictures and vidgame publisher Blizzard Entertainment are mounting the film, and Warner Bros. will co-finance and distribute. The team boasts an impressive pedigree: In addition to the director of Spider-Man, the partners have added The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven to the creative mix.

The plan is for Raimi to supervise development of Warcraft and shoot the picture after he completes work on Spider-Man 4, which gets under way early next year for Columbia Pictures. ...

The Warcraft universe features an epic conflict between the Horde and the Alliance.

So ... how would this work, exactly? Do audience members get to pick their avatars and go on quests? Can audience members in one theater form a guild with those in other theaters? And can Drag Me to Hell's Raimi be the wizard who breaks the curse of crappy video-game-based movies?