Sam Raimi to Direct World Of Warcraft Movie

From the Blizzard Press Release Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. So were getting a live action WoW movie from the guy that brought us Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Drag Me To Hell. Awesome. Yes he may have done Spiderman as well, but non-hilarious action scenes are not what I or most people think of when we see his name on a movie. So how many anvils will be hanging from the ceiling of the Orc huts? Maybe a cameo from Ash Williams.

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The NPD Group: More Americans Play Video Games Than Go Out to the Movies

The short version of the story…..thanks to the rising price of movie tickets + snacks, coupled with the rise of casual gaming (flash games, cell phone games, etc…) more people (63%) paid for a video game in the last 6 months. This is compared to 53% who paid for movie tickets, and a whopping 94% who paid for music (fuck you RIAA and your claim that no one is buying music). All according to NPD’s March 2009 update to the “Entertainment Trends In America” consumer tracking study which can be found here for a price.

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