Blizzard Entertainment made an announcement that their Warcraft universe would be adapted into a movie. Legendary Pictures, a company behind Superman Returns, Batman Begins and 300, are to develop the live action film with distribution likely to be Warner Brothers as part of an existing agreement.
Paul Sams, chief operating officer for Blizzard had this to say, “We searched for a very long time to find the right studio for developing a movie based on one of our game universes. Many companies approached us in the past, but it wasn’t until we met with Legendary Pictures that we felt we’d found the perfect partner. They clearly share our high standards for creative development, and because they understand the vision that we’ve always strived for with our Warcraft games, we feel there isn’t a better studio out there for bringing the Warcraft story to film.”