Sam Raimi takes on 'World of Warcraft'

'Spider-Man' director to gear game for the big screen

The director of the "Spider-Man" film franchise is set to transform "World of Warcraft" into a movie.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures says Sam Raimi has signed on to direct "Warcraft," a live-action film based on the popular online role-playing game which allows players to become such characters as orcs, trolls, humans and dwarves. Raimi is best known for directing "The Evil Dead" and "Spider-Man" trilogy.

He most recently wrote and directed "Drag Me to Hell."