Saving Private Ryan was an awesome movie. The tale of a squad of soldiers fighting the ranks and files of Nazis all to save a single man’s life. Pretty intense stuff. Can the same be done for World of Warcraft though? Well SPR’s writer thinks so as he is writing the script for a silver screen debut. Robert Rodat, also author of The Patriot, will be working with Sam Raimi, director of the Spiderman, to create an original story within the world of Warcraft.
The story is said to have characters that people familiar with WoW will recognize as well as locations within the realm of dwarves and elves. “I think we would try and find touchstones within the game to make it accurate and true and choose one or some of the lands that are portrayed in the game with as much accuracy and authenticity as possible. But we would have our writer, Robert Rodat, really craft an original story within that world that feels like a ‘World of WarCraft’ adventure. Only obviously it’s very different ’cause it’s expanded and translated into the world of a motion picture.”
With Bioshock, Gears of War, Prince of Persia, Halo(Microsoft said it was on hold) and God of War movies currently floating around Hollywood this does not come as real surprise. However the type of game that said movie is being based off of is more a surprise due to its extremely diverse world. We will have to see how this one turns out and if it’s possible to appease the millions of fans playing the game.