There comes a time in all great directors' careers when they must choose between not another
sequel, a video game adaptation and the almost-always-panned (but-oh-so-high-grossing) remake/reboot. Sam Raimi has apparently gone with Plan D, as in Disney's Wizard of Oz
3D prequel, reports Deadline.com
. In making his choice, Raimi seemingly puts off directing the World of Warcraft movie
, to which he's been officially attached
since last summer (he abandoned "Spider-Man 4"
While Legendary Pictures, which owns the WoW
movie rights, has yet to reveal its next move, we have to imagine the studio is now in hot pursuit of David Fincher. After all, the director has been heavily applauded
for his adaptation of the "Facebook story" and would seem a likely candidate to depict the dramatic
significance of a billion-dollar fantasy sustained by socialized grinding.
Wait -- you mean it's supposed to be a live-action Warcraft universe
movie? Like with orcs and elves and things? Yeah, we'd totally pick Oz