Warcraft movie screenwriter out of project
Gary Whitta, the former editor-in-chief of PC Gamer who made waves last week when he announced that was “finished” with PC gaming after a hardware crash (only to later tell us that he since rethought his stance to neutral), has announced that he no longer the writer on the Warcraft movie. Whitta, in a post to the gaming forum Quarter To Three said that he had been working with Legendary Pictures and Blizzard for the past two years on the screenplay. However, with the announcement yesterday that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was taking over the project, Whitta revealed that he was no longer on the movie.
“I worked very closely with Legendary and Blizzard to come up with a screenplay that distilled the sprawling Warcraft mythology into a narrative that was easily accessible to the non-player, and everyone was really pleased with the results,” Whitta wrote. “I personally thought my last draft of the script in particular was really kick-ass and did a good job of introducing the Warcraft world to non-players while also satisfying hardcore players who knew every nook and cranny of the universe. When Sam expressed interest in the property, however, he had his own pretty specific vision of what he wanted to do story-wise so that’s the version they’re now pursuing. I’m no longer involved but I wish them all the best with it; so far as I’m concerned Raimi is the best possible director for this.”
Source – movies.ign.com